Towards ontological foundations of knowledge related to the emissions trading system

Umberto Ciorba, Antonio De Nicola, Stefano La Malfa, Tiziano Pignatelli, Vittorio Rosato, Maria Luisa Villani

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ICT for a low carbon society is a new research topic, also supported by the current research programs of the European Commission. The main characteristic of this area is the presence of multi-disciplinary problems spanning from the energy and environment fields to macroeconomics and societal life. Energy plays a key role here as the energy market is tightly coupled with environmental policies. A common grounding for the application of the various analysis methods and tools has to be settled to solve these problems and to reach a holistic view of the society and of its possible evolutions. In this context, we focus on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and analyze some challenges that can be addressed by ICT. Then we present a first step towards a formal specification of a common and integrated understanding of such domain, motivated by the challenges we have identified. In particular, we discuss the ontological foundations for the development of ETS-related ontologies, of which we present a first example together with a description of an envisaged practical application. © 2013 ACM.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventJoint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshops - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


ConferenceJoint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshops
Period1/1/13 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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