Title: A standard ontology for smart spaces

Authors: Bessam Abdulrazak, Belkacem Chikhaoui, Charles Gouin-Vallerand, Benoit Fraikin

Addresses: Domus Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada. ' Domus Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada. ' Domus Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada. ' Gril Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada

Abstract: This paper presents a universal ontology for smart environments aiming to overcome the limitations of the existing ontologies. We enrich our ontology by adding new environmental aspects such as the referentiality and environmental change, that can be used to describe domains as well as applications. We show through a case study how our ontology is used and integrated in a self-organising middleware for smart environments.

Keywords: ontology; smart environments; ubiquitous computing; pervasive computing; semantic web; smart spaces; referentiality; environmental change; self-organising middleware.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2010.035091

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2010 Vol.6 No.3, pp.244 - 268

Published online: 03 Sep 2010 *

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