EU-IoT and OntoCommons workshop: ontological interoperability, standardisation recommendations discussion

EU-IoT and OntoCommons workshop: ontological interoperability, standardisation recommendations discussion


The projects EU-IoT and OntoCommons are co-organising a workshop focused on ontological interoperability, standardisation recommendations discussion on 7 July 2022 from 3pm to 6pm.

The meeting theme concerns semantic interoperability and specifically, the role of ontologies in providing interoperability. Semantic interoperability is one of the key pillars of open and flexible IoT systems. Ontologies are a key component of semantic interoperability, as they provide the foundation and capability for machines to interpret, infer knowledge from different data sets. Ontologies are, however, often vendor or protocol-based, and therefore, building universal ontologies or addressing mechanisms that can support an adequate interconnection across different ontologies is time-consuming and error-prone.

To assist in overcoming the mentioned challenges, this online workshop shall be dedicated to the discussion on the current status of ontological interoperability, provided by different key stakeholders and also provide a panel discussion for recommendations that can facilitate a better deployment of ontological interoperability across different vertical domains.

The expected outcomes of this meeting are:

  • An overview of key priorities and challenges being addressed by different SDOs, e.g., AIOTI, BDVA/DAIRO, IAOTA, NIST, etc.
  • Feedback on recommendations that should be addressed in projects.
  • Additional suggestions for the coordination of standardization efforts.


Draft Agenda

15:00 - 15:10     •    Welcome - Rute Sofia (fortiss) and Hedi Karray (ENIT)

15:10 - 15:20    •    EU-IoT overview - Monique Calisti (Martel)
                         •    OntoCommons overview - Hedi Karray (ENIT)

15:20 - 15:30    •    Interaction session 1 on Ontological interoperability

15:30 - 16:35    •    Session I: Perspectives on Ontological Interoperability, challenges and key priorities

  • StandICT/OntoCommons Technical Working - Ray Walshe (DCU) and Arkoopaul Sarkar (ENIT)
  • EU-IoT, Standardisation and Open-Source activities - Rute Sofia (fortiss)
  • OpenDEI focus on standardisation - Antonio Kung (Trialog)
  • AIOTI WG priorities - Laura Daniele (TNO)
  • SmartM2M - Mauro Dragoni (FBK)
  • Questions and answers

16:35 - 16:45   •    Interaction session 2:  Challenges and key priorities – your perspective

16:45 - 18:00   •    Panel discussion: Recommendations for ontological interoperability across vertical domains

  • IAOA - Stefano Borgo (CNR)
  • NIST - Boonserm Kulvatunyou (NIST)
  • ETSI - Mauro Dragoni (FBK)
  • AIOTI WG priorities - Laura Daniele (TNO)
  • Questions and answers

18:00 - 18:10   •    Summary and closure 

Our role

Trust-IT leads the dissemination, communication, and support to standardisation activities in OntoCommons and is the co-organiser of the workshop event “EU-IoT and OntoCommons workshop: ontological interoperability, standardisation recommendations discussion”. Trust-IT helped, from an organisational point of view, to shape the agenda, recruit relevant participants and define strategies on participant perspectives.

Moreover, the team promoted the event on the social media channels of the project through posts and dedicated campaigns.


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Publication date: 31May2022

Article by

Rita Giuffrida

Research Analyst