IoT Semantic Interoperability for Active and Healthy Ageing

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 941)


Semantic interoperability among different systems and platforms in the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a major challenge with an inherent high complexity, but its application can lead to massive benefits. In particular, the application of IoT technology in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) is considered especially beneficial. The IoT has an immense potential to critically enhance the health and quality of life of aged individuals. The accelerated rise of aged population in modern society and their associated caring necessities is a very concerning and critical social problem that finds a potential solution on the leverage of modern technologies. The European project ACTIVAGE aims to multiply the benefits obtained through the use of IoT in Elderly Smart Homes by enabling semantic interoperability and co-operation across these Smart Home clusters located in 12 different cities and regions across Europe. This interoperability will enable significant AHA service improvement. Semantic interoperability is achieved performing translations across systems via a real-time semantic translator (Inter Platform Semantic Mediator).



This research was partially supported by the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme as part of the “ACTivating InnoVative IoT smart living environments for AGEing well” (ACTIVAGE) project under Grant Agreement No. 732679.


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  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValeciaSpain

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