Applications of Multimodal Physical (IoT), Cyber and Social Data for Reliable and Actionable Insights

TitleApplications of Multimodal Physical (IoT), Cyber and Social Data for Reliable and Actionable Insights
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAmit Sheth, Pramod Anantharam, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
Conference NameCyber and Social Data for Reliable and Actionable Insights, 2nd International Workshop on Internet of Things(C-IOT 2014) in conjunction with IEEE CollaborateCom 2014
Date Published10/2014
Conference LocationMiami, Florida

Physical objects with embedded sensors are increasingly being networked together using wireless and internet technologies to form Internet of Things (IoT). However, early applications that rely on IoT data fail to provide comprehensive situational awareness. This often requires combining physical (i.e., IoT) data with social data created by humans on the Web and increasingly on their mobile phones (i.e., citizen sensing) as well as other data such as structured open data and background knowledge available on the Web (i.e., cyber data and knowledge). In this paper, we explore how integration and analysis of multimodal physical-cyber- social data can support advanced applications and enrich human experience. Specifically, we illustrate the complementary role played by sensor and social data, often intermediated by other Web based data and knowledge, using real-world examples in the domain of situational awareness, traffic monitoring, and healthcare. We also show how semantic techniques and technologies support critical data interoperability needs, advanced computation capabilities including reasoning, and significantly enhance our ability to exploit growing amount of data from the proliferation of Internet of Things.

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