NGSI-LD Scorpio Context Broker has become part of Amazon Web Services, as one of the selected components of their Smart Territory Framework (STF). STF provides a set of tools intented to implement solutions based on the FIWARE ecosystem components. More precisely, thanks to the inclusion of Scorpio, the provision of context information following the NGSI-LD standard from the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI), is guaranteed.
Developed by our partner NEC Laboratories Europe, Scorpio Context Broker is the first FIWARE component which is fully compliant with the NGSI-LD specification v1.3.1, enabling near-real-time information from different data sources, including Internet of Things objects.
Ernö Kovacs, Senior Manager of Data Ecosystems and Standards at NEC Laboratories Europe, said, “Using Scorpio Broker with an advanced cloud solution like AWS STF, you can build smart services that link different IoT devices and services in very little time, while ensuring semantic interoperability with other devices. Whether it’s a neighborhood connected by IoT devices or a farm optimizing crop yields – the building blocks and the data models remain the same. Scorpio Broker is already being used to advance smart solutions in different regions of the world.”
The Scorpio Context Broker is one of the core components of the SALTED architecture, working as a broker between the apps and the different Data Toolchain Componets from SALTED, providing enriched and linked data.
More information about the inclusion of Scorpio Context Broker as part of the STF from AWS can be found here.
As the main goal of SALTED initiative is to provide a comprehensive set of tools for the linking and enrichment of data to foster the European digital data market, data harmonization becomes an essential task. Therefore, using and contributing to existing data model standards is of utmost importance to guarantee the data interoperability and ease the experimentation and application creation leveraging existing data sources.
Among the initiatives that pursue the standardization of data modelling, we can highlight the Smart Data Models, a collaborative program to provide multidomain standardized free and open-licensed data models based on real use cases and existing open standards. This initiative, supported by the FIWARE foundation, IUDX, TMForum, and OASC, amon others, and receiving contributions from more than 70 entities.
In this sense, as part of SALTED, our partner Kybeidos has contributed to the improvement of the Smart Data Models initiative by releasing a new Smart Data Model for the Organization data type, mapping the existing schema.org model.
The University of Cantabria hosted the first face-to-face General Assembly meeting for SALTED project in Santander within the first week of May.
In this meeting, mainly technical, the whole team from SALTED was able to participate and meet in Santander for the first time. Thanks to the fruitful discussions held during these days, the working group from SALTED manage to define and finalise the architecture, including its components and interfaces, which will be delivered as part of the project goals, and will lay the foundations for the enriched and linked SALTED data provision.
During the next weeks, the results of such discussions will be part of the first deliverable from SALTED, and will be included in this web, so stay tuned!
SALTED project has been featured in the website of the University of Cantabria, in which Luis Sánchez, project coordinator, review and explain the main goals of the initiative.
The article (in spanish language), emphasises on the importance of data compilation, homogeneization, contextualization and data enrichment, to enhance the possibilities that data can offer, leveraging the outcomes of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.
It is about of metadata provision, enhancing the datasets with the information that contextualize them: such as sensor types, their quality or the time interval in which the data is offered…
The Situation-Aware Linked heterogeneous Enriched Data (SALTED) project started with the first meeting among all its partners with the kick-off meeting where the basis of the work for the next months were set.
During the following two years, SALTED will focus on the data enrichment following the principles of linked-data, semantics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). To this end, the project consortium will rely on existing open components, such as the FIWARE Generic Enabler Scorpio context broker, to not only enable the data enrichment, but to predict anomalies and understand the situation in a real-time basis.
Besides, it is foreseen the development of innovative services in two domains, including Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture, fostering the opportunities for stakeholders to participate taking advantage of enriched linked data.
There is still a challenging work ahead in the data world, so stay tuned to our webpage as we will be sharing our advances!
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