Modelling Provenance of Sensor Data for Food Safety Compliance Checking

  • Milan Markovic
  • Peter Edwards
  • Martin Kollingbaum
  • Alan Rowe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9672)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is resulting in ever greater volumes of low level sensor data. However, such data is meaningless without higher level context that describes why such data is needed and what useful information can be derived from it. Provenance records should play a pivotal role in supporting a range of automated processes acting on the data streams emerging from an IoT-enabled infrastructure. In this paper we discuss how such provenance can be modelled by extending an existing suite of provenance ontologies. Furthermore, we demonstrate how provenance abstractions can be inferred from sensor data annotated using the SSN ontology. A real-world application from food-safety compliance monitoring will be used throughout to illustrate our achievements to date, and the challenges that remain.


Sensor Data Execution Trace Meat Probe Experimental Deployment Provenance Record 
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The research described here was funded by an award made by the RCUK IT as a Utility Network+ (EP/K003569/1) and the UK Food Standards Agency. We thank the owner and staff of Rye & Soda restaurant, Aberdeen for their support throughout the project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Markovic
    • 1
  • Peter Edwards
    • 1
  • Martin Kollingbaum
    • 1
  • Alan Rowe
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing ScienceUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Rowett Institute of Nutrition and HealthUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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