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Semantic Interoperability as Key to IoT Platform Federation

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Abstract

Semantic interoperability is the key technology to enable evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) from its current state of independent vertical IoT silos to interconnected IoT platform federations. This paper analyzes the possible solution space on how to achieve semantic interoperability and presents five possible approaches in detail together with a discussion on implementation issues. It presents the H2020 symbIoTe project as an example on how semantic interoperability can be achieved using semantic mapping and SPARQL query re-writing. We conclude that the found approaches together with the proposed technologies have the potential to act as corner stone technologies for achieving semantic interoperability.

Keywords

  • Semantic interoperability
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT platform federation
  • Semantic mapping
  • SymbIoTe
  • SPARQL query re-writing

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    https://www.w3.org/RDF/.

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    https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/.

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    https://github.com/correndo/mediation.

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This work is supported by the H2020 symbIoTe project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688156. The authors would like to cordially thank the entire symbIoTe consortium for their valuable comments and discussions.

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Jacoby, M., Antonić, A., Kreiner, K., Łapacz, R., Pielorz, J. (2017). Semantic Interoperability as Key to IoT Platform Federation. In: Podnar Žarko, I., Broering, A., Soursos, S., Serrano, M. (eds) Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things. InterOSS-IoT 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 10218. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56877-5_1

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