Weaving cognition into the internet-of-things: Application to water leaks

Zakaria Maamar, Thar Baker, Noura Faci, Mohammed Al-Khafajiy, Emir Ugljanin, Yacine Atif, Mohamed Sellami

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Despite the growing interest in the Internet-of-Things, many organizations remain reluctant to integrating things into their business processes. Different reasons justify this reluctance including things’ limited capabilities to act upon the cyber-physical surrounding in which they operate. To address this specific limitation, this paper examines thing empowerment with cognitive capabilities that would make them for instance, selective of the next business processes in which they would participate. The selection is based on things’ restrictions like limitedness and goals to achieve like improved reputation. For demonstration purposes, water leaks are used as a case study. A BPEL-based business process driving the fixing of water leaks is implemented involving different cognitive things like moisture sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-245
Number of pages13
JournalCognitive Systems Research
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2019

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  • Business process
  • Cognitive computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Water leak


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