Title: Coupling semantics with things in the internet of the future: a survey

Authors: Alessandra Esposito

Addresses: Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Abstract: The internet of things promises to embed objects within internet, by providing location and search services, by integrating sensor data, user input and stored information. All this is going to be implemented with the support of a processing layer, which is distributed over the network and assures a smart behaviour, exhibited at a global and a local level. Given these premises, this paper explores different aspects connected to smartness, such as identification, representation and intelligence, both individual and collective. Contact points of the internet of things with semantic web and other initiatives, coming from the social web and business and research activities, are explored in a sort of journey through open challenges and achievements from related areas which are worth to be exploited.

Keywords: ontology; internet of things; identification; knowledge representation; smartness; semantics; intelligence; semantic web.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2012.051486

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2012 Vol.7 No.4, pp.254 - 259

Available online: 19 Jan 2013 *

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