iCore initiative addresses two key issues in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT), namely how to abstract the technological heterogeneity that derives from the vast amounts of heterogeneous objects, while enhancing reliability and how to consider the views of different users/stakeholders (owners of objects & communication means) for ensuring proper application provision, business integrity and, therefore, maximize exploitation opportunities.
The iCore proposed solution is a cognitive framework comprising three levels of functionality,reusable for various and diverse applications. The levels under consideration are virtual objects(VOs), composite virtual objects (CVOs) and functional blocks for representing the user/stakeholder perspectives.
Web page: http://www.iot-icore.eu
Funding body: EC-FP7
Keywords: Internet of Things, Web of Things, Semantic Interoperability, Smart Environments