SENSE: semantic, interoperable Smart Home
Current smart home products and components interact mostly in a limited way within specified system environment. A comprehensive, universal use of, for example, sensors, is not possible because of many different, in part proprietary, interface standards. This hinders the design and market penetration of future innovative applications whose appeal lies in the comprehensive connection of application domains and sectors.
The approach used in SENSE is path breaking. It describes interfaces semantically in order to make them comprehensively usable according to their functionality and other characteristics. This approach opens new possibilities to self-organising systems—for example, by adding or taking away components and characteristics—and thus an important cue to the application of artificial intelligence methods to the smart living environment.
Moreover, semantic interoperability allows the integration of intelligent buildings into higher-order digital structures, such as smart cities or smart energy grids. One of the biggest challenges is to guarantee the necessary service quality required by such complex tasks.
To achieve this aims, project SENSE seeks to develop the necessary semantic concepts across company and discipline boundaries, and in cooperation with interested companies, carry out prototype testing and implementation using specific use cases.
At SENSE’s core lies the construction of a Semantic Buildings Lab, a laboratory environment for precompetitive collaboration in the development and testing of semantic technologies in the smart living environment. The laboratory seeks to offer interested companies the possibility to obtain the necessary expertise to create their own services and applications based on the developed semantic concepts.
Participating ruhrvalley partners
University of Applied Sciences Dortmund
We are a university of applied sciences and arts with deep roots and commitments in the region, but with an international focus...
Institute for Communication Technology
The Institute for Communication Technology was founded in 1995, and since then, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Kunold has been at its...
Information on funding and further project participants
Funding code: 01MT18007C