Dynamic Ontology Mapping for Interacting Autonomous Systems

  • Steven Heeps
  • Joe Sventek
  • Naranker Dulay
  • Alberto Egon Schaeffer Filho
  • Emil Lupu
  • Morris Sloman
  • Stephen Strowes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4725)


With the emergence of mobile and ubiquitous computing environments, there is a requirement to enable collaborative applications between these environments. As many of these applications have been designed to operate in isolation, making them work together is often complicated by the semantic and ontological differences in the meta-data describing the data to be shared. Typical approaches to overcoming ontological differences require the presence of a third party administrator, an approach incompatible with autonomous systems. This paper presents an approach to automatic ontology mapping suitable for deployment in autonomous, interacting systems for a class of collaborative application. The approach facilitates the collaboration of application-level data collections by identifying areas of ontological conflict and using meta-data values associated with those collections to establish commonality. A music sharing application has been developed to facilitate the sharing of music between peers.


Ontology Mapping Autonomic Management Music Player Ubiquitous System Collaborative Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Heeps
    • 1
  • Joe Sventek
    • 1
  • Naranker Dulay
    • 2
  • Alberto Egon Schaeffer Filho
    • 2
  • Emil Lupu
    • 2
  • Morris Sloman
    • 2
  • Stephen Strowes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow 
  2. 2.Department of Computing, Imperial College London 

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