Matching Dynamic Demands of Mobile Users with Dynamic Service Offers

Matching Dynamic Demands of Mobile Users with Dynamic Service Offers

Bernhard Holtkamp, Norbert Weißenberg, Manfred Wojciechowski
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-054-7.ch250
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This chapter describes the use of ontologies for personalized situation-aware information and service supply of mobile users in different application domains. A modular application ontology, composed of upper-level ontologies such as location and time ontologies and of domain-specific ontologies, acts as a semantic reference model for a compatible description of user demands and service offers in a service-oriented information- logistical platform. The authors point out that the practical deployment of the platform proved the viability of the conceptual approach and exhibited the need for a more performant implementation of inference engines in mobile multi-user scenarios. Furthermore, the authors hope that understanding the underlying concepts and domain-specific application constraints will help researchers and practitioners building more sophisticated applications not only in the domains tackled in this chapter but also transferring the concepts to other domains.

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