ATU-DSS: Knowledge-Driven Data Integration and Reasoning for Sustainable Subsurface Inter-asset Management

Lijun Wei, Heshan Du, Quratul Ain Mahesar, Barry Clarke, Derek R. Magee, Vania Dimitrova, David Gunn, David Entwisle, Helen Reeves, Anthony G. Cohn

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Urban infrastructure assets perform critical functions to the health and well-being of the society. In this paper, we present a prototype decision support system for sustainable subsurface inter-asset management. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this work is the first on assessing the underground space by considering the inter-asset dependencies using semantic technologies. Based on a family of interlinked city infrastructure asset ontologies describing the ground, roads and buried utilities (e.g. water pipes), various datasets are integrated and logical rules are developed to describe the intra-asset and inter-asset relationships. An inference engine is employed to exploit the knowledge and data for assessing the potential impact of an event. This system can be beneficial to a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. utility incident managers) for quickly gathering of the localised contextual data and identifying potential consequences from what may appear as an insignificant trigger. A video demonstrating the prototype is available at:

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web: ESWC 2018 Satellite Events
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2018 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 3-7, 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAldo Gangemi, Anna Lisa Gentile, Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Sebastian Rudolph, Maria Maleshkova, Heiko Paulheim, Jeff Z. Pan, Mehwish Alam
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages6
VolumeLNCS/LNISA 11155
ISBN (Electronic)9783319981925
ISBN (Print)9783319981918
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Extended Semantic Web Conference - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 3 Jun 20187 Jun 2018
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11155 LNCS/LNISA
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th Extended Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleESWC 2018


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