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Volume 64, Issue 9


Semantic interoperability in IoT-based automation infrastructures

How reference architectures address semantic interoperability

Semantische Interoperabilität in IoT-basierten Automatisierungsinfrastrukturen

Wie Referenzarchitekturen semantische Interoperabilität erreichen

Reinhard Herzog / Michael Jacoby / Ivana Podnar Žarko
Published Online: 2016-09-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auto-2016-0067


The paper analyses and compares the different approaches to achieve semantic interoperability of the most influential IoT reference architectures, namely the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0, ISO/IEC Internet of Things Reference Architecture, the Internet of Things – Architecture (IoT-A) and oneM2M functional architecture.


Dieser Beitrag betrachtet und vergleicht die verschiedenen Ansätze zur Umsetzung semantischer Interoperabilität der einflussreichsten IoT Referenzarchitekturen. Betrachtet werden die Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, das Referenzarchitekturmodell Industrie 4.0, die ISO/IEC Internet of Things Reference Architecture, die Internet of Things – Architecture (IoT-A) sowie oneM2M.

Keywords: Semantic; interoperability; internet of things; IoT; reference architecture

Schlagwörter: Semantik; Interoperabilität; Internet der Dinge; IoT; Referenzarchitektur

About the article

Reinhard Herzog

Head of the group “Modeling and System Networking” at the Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe; Research topics are Middleware Development and Semantic Modelling.

Fraunhofer IOSB, Fraunhoferstr. 1, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, Phone +49 (0) 721 6091 294

Michael Jacoby

Research associate “Information Management and Production Control” at Fraunhofer IOSB Karlsruhe. Research topics: Internet of Things, Semantic Web, Semantic Stream Processing, Interoperability

Fraunhofer IOSB, Fraunhoferstr. 1, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, Phone +49 (0) 721 6091 470

Ivana Podnar Žarko

Leader of the “Internet of Things Laboratory” at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Current research topics: Internet of Things platforms, Mobile Crowd Sensing, Data Stream Processing and Publish/Subscribe Middleware.

University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia, Phone +385 (0) 1 6129 761

Accepted: 2016-06-14

Received: 2016-04-12

Published Online: 2016-09-13

Published in Print: 2016-09-28

Citation Information: at - Automatisierungstechnik, Volume 64, Issue 9, Pages 742–749, ISSN (Online) 2196-677X, ISSN (Print) 0178-2312, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auto-2016-0067.

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