C-NGINE: A Contextual Navigation Guide for Indoor Environments

Manolis Kritsotakis, Maria Michou, Emmanouil Nikoloudakis, Antonis Bikakis, Theodore Patkos, Grigoris Antoniou, Dimitris Plexousakis

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Location-based services have evolved significantly during the last few years and are reaching a maturity phase, relying primarily on the experience gained and the utilization of recent technologies. Taking advantage of these opportunities, this paper presents a context-aware navigation guide, strongly connected to the semantics behind user profile. Our approach, which focuses on indoor environments, uses OWL ontologies to capture and formally model profile and context information, and reasons on the ontology data using rules in order to support personalized context-aware navigation services. To test and demonstrate the approach, a prototype has been developed that documents the flexibility of the design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Conference, AmI 2008, Proceedings
EditorsEmile Aarts, James L. Crowley, Boris de Ruyter, Heinz Gerhäuser, Alexander Pflaum, Janina Schmidt, Reiner Wichert
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages18
Volume5355 LNCS
ISBN (Electronic)9783540896173
ISBN (Print)3540896163, 9783540896166
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 19 Nov 200822 Nov 2008
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Volume5355 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence
Abbreviated titleAmI 2008


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