Classification and annotation of open internet of things datastreams

Federico Montori, Kewen Liao, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Luciano Bononi, Timos Sellis, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is springboarding novel applications and has led to the generation of massive amounts of data that can offer valuable insights across multiple domains: Smart Cities, environmental monitoring, healthcare etc. In particular, the availability of open IoT data streaming from heterogeneous sources constitute a novel powerful knowledge base. However, due to the inherent distributed, heterogeneous and open nature of such data, metadata that describe the data is generally lacking. This happens especially in contexts where IoT data is contributed by users via cloud-based open data platforms, in which even the information about the type of data measured is often missing. Since metadata is of paramount importance for data reuse, there is a need to develop intelligent techniques that can perform automatic annotation of heterogeneous IoT datastreams. In this paper, we propose two novel IoT datastream classification algorithms: CBOS and TKSE for the task of metadata annotation. We validate our proposed techniques through extensive experiments using public IoT datasets and comparing the outcomes with state-of-the-art classification methods. Results show that our techniques bring significant improvements to classification accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2018 - 19th International Conference, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHua Wang, Rui Zhou, Hye-Young Paik, Hakim Hacid, Wojciech Cellary
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030029258
ISBN (Print)9783030029241
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11234 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


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