SENS-IT: Semantic Notification of Sensory IoT Data Framework for Smart Environments

Title: SENS-IT: Semantic Notification of Sensory IoT Data Framework for Smart Environments
Authors: Alowaidi, Majed
Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming commonplace in people's daily life. Even, many governments' authorities have already deployed a very large number of IoT sensors toward their smart city initiative and development road-map. However, lack of semantics in the presentation of IoT-based sensory data represents the perception complexity by general people. Adding semantics to the IoT sensory data remains a challenge for smart cities and environments. In this thesis proposal, we present an implementation that provides a meaningful IoT sensory data notifications approach about indoor and outdoor environment status for people and authorities. The approach is based on analyzing spatio-temporal thresholds that compose of multiple IoT sensors readings. Our developed IoT sensory data analytics adds real-time semantics to the received sensory raw data stream by converting the IoT sensory data into meaningful and descriptive notifications about the environment status such as green locations, emergency zone, crowded places, green paths, polluted locations, etc. Our adopted IoT messaging protocol can handle a very large number of dynamically added static and dynamic IoT sensors publication and subscription processes. People can customize the notifications based on their preference or can subscribe to existing semantic notifications in order to be acknowledged of any concerned environmental condition. The thesis is supposed to come up with three contributions. The first, an IoT approach of a three-layer architecture that extracts raw sensory data measurements and converts it to a contextual-aware format that can be perceived by people. The second, an ontology that infers a semantic notification of multiple sensory data according to the appropriate spatio-temporal reasoning and description mechanism. We used a tool called Protégé to model our ontology as a common IDE to build semantic knowledge. We built our ontology through extending a well-known web ontology called Semantic Sensor Network (SSN). We built the extension from which six classes were adopted to derive our SENS-IT ontology and fulfill our objectives. The third, a fuzzy system approach is proposed to make our system much generic of providing broader semantic notifications, so it can be agile enough to accept more measurements of multiple sensory sources.
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