When Things Become Friends: A Semantic Perspective on the Social Internet of Things

  • Nancy GulatiEmail author
  • Pankaj Deep Kaur
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 670)


The Internet of Things (IoT) has become an integral component of modern day computing. It is evident that majority of applications will be associated with number of objects (things) in the coming future, whose sole purpose would be to provide required services to users. The current IoT enactment is retracting from quintessential smart objects (things) to smart as well as social objects (things). This unprecedented paradigm shift is certain to usher a remarkable furtherance in the epoch of modern day computing. This paper divulges the pristine phenomena of Social Internet of Things (SIoT) along with uncovering its various aspects and defining a generalized architecture for the same. It also contributes by providing a semantic description of its various components in terms of ontological structure. Finally, the paper concludes by proposing research directions in the context of SIoT accompanied by envisaging its future scope.


IoT Social networking SIoT SIoT architecture SIoT ontology Social relationships 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CSEGNDU Regional CampusJalandharIndia

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