Ontology based service modelling for composability in smart home environments

Ioanna Roussaki, Ioannis Papaioannou, Dimitrios Tsesmetzis, Julia Kantorovitch, Jarmo Kalaoja, Remco Poortinga

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The ontology-based semantic approaches are gradually gaining momentum in ambient intelligent environments such as smart homes, smart cars, intelligent offices, etc. In spite of the significant research work carried out in the ontology design and application field, several issues remain unresolved. The ontologies mainly focus on specific context information features. The capabilities of services from different functional domains are rarely addressed and are not aligned with context ontologies. No attempt has been made to integrate the existing ontologies, facilitating their future extension with emerging new technologies for networks, devices, software architectures and platforms. Moreover, the application developer support facilitating better understanding of semantic technologies is still in its infancy. The research work presented in this paper tackles the aforementioned issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Ambient Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationAmI 2007
EditorsManfred Tscheligi, Anind Dey, Max Muhlhauser, Erwin Aitenbichler, Reiner Wichert, Boris Ruyter, Emile Aarts, Bernt Schiele, Alejandro Buchmann, Hans Gellersen, Alois Ferscha
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-85379-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-85378-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2007 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 7 Nov 200710 Nov 2007

Publication series

SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2007
Abbreviated titleAml 2007


  • Intelligent home
  • Ontology specification
  • Service architecture
  • Service developer support
  • Service modelling

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