Position paper on realizing smart products: Challenges for semantic web technologies

Reka Marta Sabou, Julia Kantorovitch, Andriy Nikolov, Andrew Tokmakoff, Xiaoming Zhou, Enrico Motta

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


In the rapidly developing space of novel technologies that combine sensing and semantic technologies, research on smart products has the potential of establishing a research field in itself. In this paper, we synthesize existing work in this area in order to define and characterize smart products. We then reflect on a set of challenges that semantic technologies are likely to face in this domain. Finally, in order to initiate discussion in the workshop, we sketch an initial comparison of smart products and semantic sensor networks from the perspective of knowledge technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN09), Washington DC, USA, October 26, 2009. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2009, Vol.522
Editors Kerry Taylor, Arun Ayyagari, David De Roure
Place of PublicationWashington DC, USA
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Pages135 - 147
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102
  • 102001 Artificial intelligence
  • 102015 Information systems
  • 102022 Software development

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