Ontology-Based Data Access for Maritime Security

  • Stefan Brüggemann
  • Konstantina Bereta
  • Guohui XiaoEmail author
  • Manolis Koubarakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9678)


The maritime security domain is challenged by a number of data analysis needs focusing on increasing the maritime situation awareness, i.e., detection and analysis of abnormal vessel behaviors and suspicious vessel movements. The need for efficient processing of dynamic and/or static vessel data that come from different heterogeneous sources is emerged. In this paper we describe how we address the challenge of combining and processing real-time and static data from different sources using ontology-based data access techniques, and we explain how the application of semantic web technologies increases the value of data and improves the processing workflow in the maritime domain.


Maritime security EMSec RMSAS Geospatial OBDA Ontop SPARQL R2RML OWL 



Brüggemann is supported by the German BMBF project EMSec; Bereta and Xiao are supported by the EU under the large-scale integrating project (IP) Optique (Scalable End-user Access to Big Data), grant agreement n. FP7-318338.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Brüggemann
    • 1
  • Konstantina Bereta
    • 2
  • Guohui Xiao
    • 3
    Email author
  • Manolis Koubarakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Airbus Defence and SpaceBremenGermany
  2. 2.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly

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