Semantic Modelling of Smart City Data

TitleSemantic Modelling of Smart City Data
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsStefan Bischof, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Cosmin-Septimiu Nechifor, Amit Sheth, Alessandra Mileo, Payam Barnaghi
Conference NameW3C Workshop on the Web of Things: Enablers and Services for an Open Web of Devices
Date Published06/2014
Conference LocationBerlin, Germany
KeywordsSemantic Descriptions, Smart City, Web of Things, WoT

Cities present an opportunity for rendering Web of Things-enabled services. According to the World Health Organization, population in cities will double by the middle of this century, while cities deal with increasingly pressing issues such as environmental sustainability, economic growth and citizen mobility. In this paper, we propose a discussion around the need for common semantic descriptions for smart city data to facilitate future services in “smart cities”. We present examples of data that can be collected from cities, discuss issues around this data and put forward some preliminary thoughts for creating a semantic description model to describe and help discover, index and query smart city data.