Example Applications Google investing in the Sem Web
Relevance to Energy and Built Environment
Semantic Web Efforts seem to focus round select domains.
Energy and built environment not really one of those areas.
But does have a large amount of information that could be better managed.
Semantic Web based platform representing building and energy related information.
Currently a proof of concept developed by Greenspace Research.
gbXML based ontology along with others.
New way of organising building information.
Future developments will include integration with more data sources.
Will bring energy supply and demand together.
Import weather data.
Interface with sensors and controllers.
SUSPLAN Knowledge Base
Regional and Trans National case studies generating large amounts of data.
This data needs to be disseminated to stakeholders etc.
Semantic Web Solution may be useful for this.
Prototype currently in development.
SUSPLAN Data Input
Summary The Semantic Web is potentially very powerful in the energy domain. But needs to be accessible – usability is important. Crowd sourcing is the only feasible way to populate databases on a large scale.
Security is a major issue for some datasets – particularly building related.
Semantic Web work is ongoing, has exciting potential, but requires a lot more work.
Semantic Web developments really kicking off now – next couple of years will be interesting!!!