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SOFIA project INDRA NEO Publication

  2. 2. TEchNOlOgy ThAT cONNEcTSThE phySIcAl wOrlD AND ThEINfOrmATION wOrlDThe so-called digital convergence, which empowers digital help to connect the “physical” world with the “information”content delivery through all kinds of devices (televisions, world. The main purpose of this connection is to try topersonal computers, mobile phones, etc.), and the high improve the relationship experience with our environment,availability of all types of electronic devices, which are enriching both the work environment and our private lives.constantly within our reach, enable us to build systems that NEO | TECNOLOGíA SEMÁNTICA - RESUMEN EJECUTIVO
  3. 3. SEmANTIc TEchNOlOgySpecifically, this is possible thanks to the it and sends the previously associatedso-called semantic technology, i.e. a data. In other words, this technologytechnology that provides a meaning to all enables, among other things, to embedobjects and spaces in the information information into physical objects,world that may come from the own transforming our ordinary environmentsinformation world (the web) or the daily into intelligent environments.physical world. An example would be toallocate data to a building, so when theuser points at that building with a device(mobile phone, webcam, etc.), it recognisesToday, there are available For this purpose, the semanticapplications based on semantic technology needs to have atechnology with the objective knowledge representationof giving higher intelligence to language or ontologicalthe physical world. language, i.e. a language that translates reality into something that the sensor system, devices and systems may understand. Sets of sensors, devices and embedded systems in general, which interact and have the ability to organise themselves to handle/issue information, make it technologically feasible. Nowadays, many of these ontological languages are available, for example RDF (Resource Description Framework), OWL (Web Ontology Language), XML Schema or even other models not initially designed for this purpose, such as OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies) or UML (Unified Modelling Language). NEO | TECNOLOGíA SEMÁNTICA - RESUMEN EJECUTIVO
  4. 4. INDrA AND ThE SOfIA prOjEcT Indra participates in the Smart Objects For interoperability, and intelligent sensor Intelligent Applications (SOFIA) project, an networks, which enables the automation of Artemis project (EU’s initiative to promote cities, buildings and cars, as well as providing embedded systems, intelligent and customised services, for which began in January 2009. The main instance geolocation, context information or objective of SOFIA project is to develop a movement detection through mobile devices. platform based on semantic web technology, SOfIA includes 8 work packages: 3 work packages to develop 3 work packages regarding 2 work packages to develop technical solutions application areas including and manage a demonstrative regarding the system’s real and specific pilot pilot. architecture, applications’ solutions. development and intelligent environments.NEO | TECNOLOGíA SEMÁNTICA - RESUMEN EJECUTIVO
  5. 5. SEmANTIc TEchNOlOgy ApplIcATIONSAll three SOFIA application areas work packages are focused onthree different types of spaces, in terms of scale and needs:1. Smart City 2. Smart iNdOOr SpaCES 3. pErSONal SpaCESToday, urban areas are full of sensors and devices that The use of smart spaces in buildings can significantly increase SOFIA project’s work within this application area is developedprovide cities with a huge “smart” potential. However, this safety, productivity and quality of life. SOFIA considers several into two platforms: mobile devices and cars. Possible applica-potential is being wasted because those sensors and devices applications for this kind of spaces, ranging from systems to tions would range from customised media content/servicesonly work for isolated systems such as traffic and pollution monitor physical items and environmental features in premise for users to intelligent navigation applications.monitoring systems. Integrating public and private devices management (targeting to increase speed in maintenanceinto a single intelligent environment would enable citizens to operations and increasing comfort), to systems that capture,participate in urban life and make urban information available interpret and share context information within hometo city managers. The most evident applications of semantic environments in order to boost social connectivity.technologies, in the smart city scope, are most commonlyreferred to general interest purposes such as surveillance example of the SOFia platform application, within another example includes an application of intelligent SOfIA received the Artemis exhibition Award among 59 proj-the tourism industry, is the access to a “virtual teacher” lighting, where multiple devices and sensors automatically ects when presented to the European Commission Membersthat will explain all the features and history of a building to not only provide lighting strategies according to the user’s at the ARTEMIS & ITEA Co-SUMMIT 2009.tourists facing that building and will inform them on other preferences and context, but also energy savings.nearby interest points. Through an augmented reality, users For further details, please visit www.sofia-project.euwould also be able to view a virtual reconstruction of the areaor monument in their mobile phones. SOFIA will also enableto guide a mobile device towards a restaurant, look up themenu online, book a table, or read comments from other users.Likewise, it will let the user know if one of the properties inthe building you are pointing at is on sale, and will providedetails of its price, features and contact details of its owner. NEO | TECNOLOGíA SEMÁNTICA - RESUMEN EJECUTIVO