Social Internet of Things for domotics: A knowledge-based approach over LDP-CoAP

Michele Ruta, Floriano Scioscia, Giuseppe Loseto, Filippo Gramegna, Saverio Ieva, Agnese Pinto, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Álvaro Sicilia, Pieter Pauwels, Leandro Madrazo, María Poveda Villalón, Jérôme Euzenat (+5 others)
2018 Semantic Web Journal  
Ambient Intelligence aims at simplifying the interaction of a user with her surrounding context, minimizing the effort needed to increase comfort and assistance. Nevertheless, especially in built and structured environments, current technologies and market solutions are often far from providing the required levels of automation, coordination and adaptivity of the ambient. This paper proposes a novel semantic-based framework complying with the emerging Social Internet of Things paradigm.
more » ... uctured spaces can be intended as populated by device agents organized in social networks, interacting autonomously and sharing information, cooperating and orchestrating resources. A service-oriented architecture allows collaborative dissemination, discovery and composition of service/resource descriptions. The Semantic Web languages are adopted as knowledge representation layer and mobile-oriented implementations of non-monotonic inferences for semantic matchmaking are used to give decision capabilities to software agents. Finally, the Linked Data Platform (LDP) over the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) provides the knowledge organization and sharing infrastructure underpinning social object interactions. The framework has been implemented and tested in a home automation prototype integrating several communication protocols and off-the-shelf devices. Experiments advocate the effectiveness of the approach. Eventually everything connects -people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. Attributed to Charles Eames [1]
doi:10.3233/sw-180299 fatcat:sc4woa3lfrahnkf4lffgqcicue