ETSI supports the timely development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services, with 900+ member organizations drawn from over 60 countries and five continents.


Relevance for OntoCommons

The Consortium Partner Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) collaborates with ETSI for the SAREF (Smart Applications REFerence Ontology) developments and is also involved in W3C Web of Things Working Group, the Spatial Data on the Web Working Group and the Linked Building Data Community Group.


Collaboration with OntoCommons

The collaboration between OntoCommons and ETSI will benefit the adoption, use and refinement of existing ontologies developed by ETSI as for example the SAREF ontology or its extensions for industry and manufacturing (SAREF4INMA) or for building devices (SAREF4BLDG). As a consequence, the communities will benefit from avoiding the duplication of efforts, building again similar models, and from adopting common standards (e.g., specific SAREF models or the underlying standards as OWL, RDFS or SHACL). In addition, common and best practices for building and managing ontologies will be shared by sharing experiences about the methodological framework for developing ontologies adopted by SAREF and OntoCommons, both based on the LOT methodology (