SIS-IoT: Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in the IoT

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:30
The Meervaart (Room 4)

Chairs: Laura Daniele (TNO), Anna Fensel (Semantic Technology Institute, Innsbruck), Raúl García-Castro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Enrico Scarrone (Telecom Italia), Omar Elloumi (Nokia)


Semantic technology and linked data are perceived by the IoT industry as beneficial technologies to enable semantic interoperability in the fragmented landscape of IoT ecosystems and platforms. However, most industrial practitioners are not familiar with these technologies and are not willing to learn them, as they believe the learning curve is too steep. IoT developers - whether device manufacturers or application developers - ask for rather simple ontologies that are easy to use, and clear guidelines on how to implement semantic web/ linked data solutions, possibly supported by standards development organizations (SDOs), whereas the information they can currently find on the Internet is overwhelming and not directly applicable. As we have often heard from industrial stakeholders in the past years, there is a clear need to bring semantic technology out from the research labs - where it has been successful so far - to be adopted and applied in operational environments by the IoT industry.

The main objective of this workshop is to bring SDOs and industrial practitioners in IoT with an interest in semantic interoperability together with the strong and successful research community at SEMANTiCS 2017 to progress the state of the art in Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in IoT.

The workshop will be a combination of presentations/tutorials on existing standardization activities on semantics (state of the art), such as the SAREF standard published, maintained and evolved by ETSI, and contributions from users on their on-going standardization and research developments on semantic interoperability in IoT (current progress beyond the state of the art), as basis for generating an interactive discussion and bring the collaboration between the research community and the industrial stakeholders a step further. We solicit contributions in the form of research papers (max 8 pages) or position/ demo papers (max 2 pages). Authors of accepted papers will be invited to give a presentation at the workshop.


Call for Papers

Coming soon


Important dates

  • July 4, 2017: deadline to submit papers
  • August 1, 2017: notifications to authors
  • August 14, 2017: camera ready versions
  • September 11, 2017: workshop