BEAMable ontologies are based on an Object Model that provides a hierarchy of cross-domain classes. Each class represents a general category of like objects with common attributes. Collectively, these classes represent physical objects, information objects, and ontology objects themselves. The Object Model is abstracted away from any object-oriented programming language (e.g., Java).Design Principles ＞
BEAMable ontologies are stored and distributed as BEAM Events, where each event describes one attribute of one object at a point in time. This time-stamped canonical Data Model incorporates decentralized identifiers for ontology concepts. BEAMable ontologies and BEAM events offer a simplified, machine-optimized alternative to OWL ontologies and RDF statements, while BEAM-RDF converters maintain compatibility.
The Ontology Model blends concepts from w3.org and models itself along with all top-level classes and domain-specific subclasses. The metadata representing ontologies are maintained in a distributed event ledger.Learn More ＞
This unified system-centric ontology can model businesses, devices, and humans as systems and subsystems that connect and interact in real-time, forming a complete, interdependent and interoperable ecosystem.Learn More ＞
This common ontology blends commerce concepts and semantic identifiers from schema.org, gs1.org, unece.org, and omg.org to enable interoperable e-commerce and supply chain management systems across industries.Learn More ＞
This common ontology blends travel concepts and semantic identifiers from aci.aero, opentravel.org, and schema.org to enable interoperable transporation and hospitality systems.
This common ontology blends healthcare concepts and semantic identifiers from HL7.org, himss.org, bluetooth.com, and omg.org to enable interoperable personal health information and monitoring systems.
This common ontology blends concepts and semantic identifiers from project-haystack.org, brickschema.org, and buildingsmart.org to enable interoperable building automation systems (BAS) and building information modeling (BIM).
ControlBEAM is helping the Object Management Group (OMG) develop a retail ontology that aligns with a cross-industry commerce model and provides retail-specific extensions. OMG's Retail Task Force is developing and promoting standardized retail business models and practices that foster a shared understanding of retail business principles, terminology and data between retailers and their suppliers.
ControlBEAM is collaborating with Airport Council International (ACI) to align top-level, cross-industry ontology concepts that will extend interoperability to all airport and partner systems impacting the passenger experience, including retail, food service, public transport, and public safety. ACI has over 600 members operating nearly 2,000 airports globally.
ControlBEAM is aligning building ontology concepts with Brick Schema and including semantic identifiers from Project Haystack within the BEAMable Building Ontology. The ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.Learn More ＞