A Survey of Semantics-Based Approaches for Context Reasoning in Ambient Intelligence

Antonis Bikakis, Theodore Patkos, Grigoris Antoniou, Dimitris Plexousakis

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A key issue in the study of Ambient Intelligence is reasoning about context. The aim of context reasoning is to deduce new knowledge, based on the available context data. The endmost goal is to make the ambient services more ”intelligent”; closer to the specific needs of their users. The main challenges of this effort derive from the imperfect context information, and the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of the ambient environments. In this paper, we focus on semantics-based approaches for reasoning about context. We describe how each approach addresses the requirements of ambient environments, identify their limitations, and propose possible future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Ambient Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationAmI 2007 Workshops, Revised Papers
EditorsMax Mühlhäuser, Alois Ferscha, Erwin Aitenbichler
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
VolumeCCIS 11
ISBN (Electronic)9783540853794
ISBN (Print)9783540853787
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 7 Nov 200710 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
VolumeCCIS 11
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence
Abbreviated titleAmI 2007


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