Semantic Web of Things

The Semantic Web of Things is an emerging vision in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), joining together some of the most important paradigms of the decade: the Semantic Web and the Internet of Things.

The Semantic Web initiative [1] aims at allowing available information in the World Wide Web to be seamlessly shared, reused and combined by software agents. Each available resource in the semantic-enabled Web should be properly described in order to infer new information from the one stated in the semantically annotated resource descriptions.

The Internet of Things vision [2] promotes on a global scale the ubiquitous computing paradigm. In ubiquitous and pervasive contexts, intelligence is embedded into objects and physical locations by means of a large number of heterogeneous micro-devices, such as RFID tags or sensors, each conveying a small amount of information. Due to space, power and cost constraints, devices are usually endowed with very low storage, little or no processing capabilities and short-range, low-throughput wireless links allowing only a simple service/resource fruition.

In scope of this research area, at the end of 2014 we received funding from the Ministy of Education and Science for SemIoT project.

References:

 [1]: T. Berners-Lee, J. Hendler, O. Lassila, The semantic Web, Scientific American 284 (5) (2001) 28-37.
 [2]: K. Ashton. The Internet of Things // RFiD Journal. 2009. N 50