Study on Semantic Assets for Smart Appliances Interoperability : D-S4: FINAL REPORT
den Hartog, F.T.H.
About two thirds of the energy consumed in buildings originates from household appliances. Nowadays, appliances are often intelligent and networked devices that form complete energy consuming, producing, and managing systems. Reducing energy consumption is therefore a matter of managing and optimizing the energy utilization on a system level. These systems need standardized interfaces on a sensor and device level. Many of the required standards already exist, but a common architecture does not, resulting in a market which is too fragmented and powerless. We have designed a reference ontology for these appliances, and this deliverable presents the results of the study. We have identified 47 different semantic assets that describe various properties of smart appliances in residential environments. We translated 23 of the 47 semantic assets into ontologies in the Web Ontology Language (OWL). In the 23 ontologies created we identified 20 recurring concepts that we used as initial building blocks for the Smart Appliances Reference (SAREF) ontology. We mapped the recurring concepts from the assets to the SAREF ontology to allow for translations between the 23 ontologies that we created. Next to that we showed how the SAREF ontology can be applied in relation to the ETSI M2M Architecture.
Communication & Information
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BIS - Business Information Services ; NT - Network Technology
TS - Technical Sciences
Semantic Web , ontology
Contract number: 30-CE-0610154/00-11 ; SMART number: 2013/01077
European Union, Luxembourg,
A study prepared for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology