A SIMPLI-CITY related paper addressing predictive reasoning in the STAR-CITY system has been accepted for presentation at the ESWC 2014.

The 11th European Semantic Web Conference ESWC 2014 will take place in Crete, Greece 25-29 May 2014. More information about this event can be found at http://2014.eswc-conferences.org/

Abstract of the paper

F. Lecue, “Predicting Severity of Road Traffic Congestion using Semantic Web Technologies,” in 11th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2014), Greece, 2014, pp. NN-NN.

Predictive reasoning, or the problem of estimating future observations given some historical information, is an important inference task for obtaining insight on cities and supporting efficient urban planning. This paper, focusing on transportation, presents how severity of road traffic congestion can be predicted using semantic Web technologies. In particular we present a system which integrates numerous sensors (exposing heterogeneous, exogenous and raw data streams such as weather information, road works, city events or incidents) to improve accuracy and consistency of traffic congestion prediction. Our prototype of semantics-aware prediction, being used and experimented currently by traffic controllers in Dublin City Ireland, works efficiently with real, live and heterogeneous stream data. The experiments have shown accurate and consistent prediction of road traffic conditions, main benefits of the semantic encoding.

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