IoT Semantic Interoperability Events

In the context of IERC AC4, Probe-IT, OPENIoT and IoT.est are pleased to invite you to the

IoT Semantic Interoperability Events : “IoT Semantics challenges and Interoperability”

This workshop is co-located with ETSI TC M2M demos and workshop and will take place in Mandelieu, 22-23 October 2012.

Congress Exhibition Centre
Boulevard des écureuils -
Highway A8 exit n°40 Mandelieu Centre
Mandelieu-La Napoule France

Internet of Things (IoT) features an increasingly large number of diverse devices and resources that report resource status, provide observations and measurements, and communicate with other resources or even applications. The distributed and heterogeneous nature of the IoT makes interoperability among “Things” a challenging task and necessitates techniques that can facilitate automated machine processing. The use of semantic technologies, in particular ontologies, for domain modelling and knowledge representation has been seen as a promising approach to address these challenges.

To address IoT semantics interoperability, we will organize three half days events focusing on semantic modeling, knowledge representation and ontology engineering for the IoT domain such as:

1-Advanced IoT Semantic Tutorial
22 October 2012 – Afternoon
This session will review the state-of-the-art research and development on IoT related ontology engineering. We will discuss modelling and knowledge representation for the IoT domain and some of the best practices in ontology engineering for IoT.
It will also focus on making progress on IERC-AC4 IoT Semantic Interoperability Manifesto with initial contributions and best practices.

2-IoT semantic interoperability practices
23 October 2012 – Morning
This session will focus on practical ontology design and processing. We will introduce some useful tools for ontology engineering, compatibility checking, processing and visualisation. The interoperability tests and evaluations will be based on semantic models and there will be also a hands-on experiment on testing and evaluating interoperability between gateway and sensor nodes components in an IoT experimental environment.

3-IoT Semantics for standardisers.  See more information
23 October 2012 – Afternoon
This session, co-located with the ETSI M2M Workshop and demos, will cover the principles of ontologies (e.g., theoretical foundations and their languages), ontology query and reasoning, the linked data, IoT domain modelling methods and the challenges to support IoT resource and service discovery

Participation is free but registration is mandatory at

detailed programme is downloadble