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Modeling the Internet of Things (& People): A Foundational Approach



Spencer J. Breiner, Eswaran Subrahmanian, Ram D. Sriram


This talk provides an overview of recent NIST work in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain in the Information Technology Laboratory. We begin with some examples and illustrations of the range of IoT systems. In addition to the obvious cyber physical aspects of the IoT, we must also consider human factors including both individuals, organizations and social networks. From here we turn to look at today's landscape of IoT standards, finding that it is largely fragmented, with many competing platforms and standards. In the abscence of top-down agreement on which to choose, we discuss some formal methods for linking together divergent ontologies based on the mathematics of category theory.
Proceedings Title
1st International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability for the IoT
Conference Dates
November 7, 2016
Conference Location
Stuttgart, -1


Internet of Things, Category theory, Semantic interoperability
Created November 16, 2017, Updated May 12, 2020