Title: Semantic interactions in the Internet of Things

Authors: Paul E. Estrada-Martinez; J. Antonio Garcia-Macias

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, CICESE Research Centre, Ensenada, BC 22860, Mexico ' Department of Computer Science, CICESE Research Centre, Ensenada, BC 22860, Mexico

Abstract: The long-term vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to extend the reach of the internet to any object we can imagine. This new level of connectivity and the presence of smart objects in our environments will make possible systems and applications requiring new kind of interactions. In this paper, we present our proposal of semantic interactions for addressing interaction problems in the IoT. We describe some possible scenarios of the IoT where users interact with smart objects in smart spaces. We explain how semantic web technologies can be used for creating richer interactions and also present the evaluation of our proposal by applying the concepts of this work in a system prototype.

Keywords: semantic interactions; smart objects; smart spaces; Internet of Things; IoT; semantic web technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2013.055464

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2013 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.167 - 175

Received: 09 May 2012
Accepted: 23 Dec 2012

Published online: 28 Jul 2013 *

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