Abstracting Interactions with IoT Devices Towards a Semantic Vision of Smart Spaces

dc.contributor.authorYus, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorBouloukakis, Georgios
dc.contributor.authorMehrotra, Sharad
dc.contributor.authorVenkatasubramanian, Nalini
dc.descriptionBuildSys '19: Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation, New York, NY, USA, November 13-14, 2019.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes a middleware framework for IoT smart spaces, SemIoTic, that provides application developers and end-users with the semantic domain-relevant view of the smart space, hiding the complexity of having to deal with/understand lower-level information generated by sensors and actuators. SemIoTic uses a meta-model, based on the popular SOSA/SSN ontology with some extensions, to represent relationships between the low-level IoT devices' world (i.e., devices, observations) and semantic concepts (i.e., users and spaces and their observable attributes). It supports a language using which users can express their action requirements (i.e., requests for sensor data, commands for actuators, and privacy preferences) in terms of user-friendly high-level concepts. We present an ontology-based algorithmic approach to translate user-defined actions into sensor/actuators commands. Finally, our end-to-end approach includes a cross-layer solution to provide interoperability with diverse IoT devices and their data exchange protocols.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis material is based on research sponsored by DARPA under agreement number FA8750-16-2-0021. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of DARPA or the U.S. Government. This work is partially supported by NSF grants 1527536 and 1545071. Also, we would like to thank Rayan Al Atab, Myounghun Han, Dongcheol Jwa, Hyun Ji Lee, and Hye Eun Song for their help in the implementation.en_US
dc.format.extent10 pagesen_US
dc.genreconference papers and proceedingsen_US
dc.identifier.citationYus, Roberto, Georgios Bouloukakis, Sharad Mehrotra, and Nalini Venkatasubramanian. “Abstracting Interactions with IoT Devices Towards a Semantic Vision of Smart Spaces.” In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation, 91–100. BuildSys ’19. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1145/3360322.3360859.en_US
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machineryen_US
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