Relevance and Usage of Semantic Technologies in the Factory of Things

Matthias Loskyll


The Factory of Things (FoT) describes the extension of the Internet of Things specific to the production domain. The semantic description of products, processes and plants depicts a basic module of this approach, through which information can be filtered and services can be discovered and orchestrated on demand. The usage of semantic technologies in the context of production can make a valuable contribution towards managing the growing complexity and increasing the flexibility and adaptability of production facilities. This position paper discusses several use cases, which explain the potential advantages of using semantic technologies in the field of production automation. These scenarios cover the interpretation of heterogeneous context data using ontologies, the semantic description of facilities including the respective components (e.g. sensors), and the orchestration of semantically annotated web services to build complex production processes. Based on the described use cases, several scientific issues are discussed with a special focus on semantic interoperability.


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Loskyll M. (2011). Relevance and Usage of Semantic Technologies in the Factory of Things . In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability - Volume 1: IWSI, (ICAART 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-43-0, pages 64-72. DOI: 10.5220/0003352200640072

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author={Matthias Loskyll},
title={Relevance and Usage of Semantic Technologies in the Factory of Things},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability - Volume 1: IWSI, (ICAART 2011)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability - Volume 1: IWSI, (ICAART 2011)
TI - Relevance and Usage of Semantic Technologies in the Factory of Things
SN - 978-989-8425-43-0
AU - Loskyll M.
PY - 2011
SP - 64
EP - 72
DO - 10.5220/0003352200640072