Semantic Telecommunications Network Capability Services

  • Xiuquan Qiao
  • Xiaofeng Li
  • Tian You
  • Lihao Sun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5367)


The providing of user-centric services in the B3G/4G network presents a great challenge in the service architecture. To narrow the semantic gap of Telecommunications Network and Internet in the service layer, we introduce the vision of User Centric Intelligent Service Environment (UCISE). The ubiquitous service ecosystem and the semantic service integration architecture of telecommunications network and Internet are proposed. To provide the semantic Telecommunications Network Capability Services (TNCS), we present a semantic description approach for TNCS by using the profile hierarchy of OWL-S. Then based on this approach, we demonstrate the cheapest click-to-call application case. In this way, the ontology-based accurate discovery, matching for telecommunication network capability services can be supported. This will facilitate the semantic convergence of telecommunications network and Internet in the service layer.


User Centric Service Semantic Parlay X Semantic Parlay Semantic Telecommunication Network Capability Service Telecommunication Service Domain Ontology Service-Oriented Architecture Ontology Semantic Web Service OWL-S 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Zahariadis, T.: Trends in the Path to 4G. IEEE Communications Engineer. 1, 12–15 (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Benali, O., et al.: A Framework for an Evolutionary Path toward 4G by Means of Cooperation of Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine 42, 82–89 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Qiao, X.Q., Li, X.F., Liang, S.Q.: Reference Model of Future Ubiquitous Convergent Network and Context-Aware Telecommunication Service Platform. The Journal of China Universities of Posts and Telecommunications 13, 50–56 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Parlay Group, Parlay API 4.0,
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
    Web Ontology Language (OWL),
  8. 8.
    Hong, S.J., Han, S.Y., Choi, B., Kim, Y.J., Ahn, C.H.: The semantic PARLAY for 4G network. In: 2nd International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications and Systems, pp. 15–17 (2005)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Hong, S., Han, S., Song, K.-H.: The extended PARLAY X for an adaptive context-aware personalized service in a ubiquitous computing environment. In: Enokido, T., Yan, L., Xiao, B., Kim, D.Y., Dai, Y.-S., Yang, L.T. (eds.) EUC-WS 2005. LNCS, vol. 3823, pp. 288–297. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Lin, S.T., Chen, J.L.: Semantic Web Enabled VHE for 3rd Generation Telecommunications. In: 4th Annual ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (2005)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Vitvar, T., Viskova, J.: Semantic-enabled Integration of Voice and Data Services: Telecommunication Use Case. In: Third IEEE European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS (2005)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Villalonga, C., Strohbach, M., Snoeck, N., Sutterer, M., Belaunde, M., Kovacs, E., Zhdanova, A.V., Goix, L.W., Droegehorn, O.: Mobile Ontology: Towards a Standardized Semantic Model for the Mobile Domain. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Telecom Service Oriented Architectures (TSOA 2007) at the 5th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, Vienna, Austria, 17 September (2007)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    IST SPICE project,
  14. 14.
    Duke, A., Richardson, M., Watkins, S., Roberts, M.: Towards B2B integration in telecommunications with semantic web services. In: Gómez-Pérez, A., Euzenat, J. (eds.) ESWC 2005. LNCS, vol. 3532, pp. 710–724. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
    UNSPSC (United Nations Standard Products and Services Code),
  17. 17.
    PARLAY X Service Creation Environment,
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
    Vitvar, T., Kopecký, J., Viskova, J., Fensel, D.: WSMO-lite annotations for web services. In: Bechhofer, S., Hauswirth, M., Hoffmann, J., Koubarakis, M. (eds.) ESWC 2008. LNCS, vol. 5021, pp. 674–689. Springer, Heidelberg (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiuquan Qiao
    • 1
  • Xiaofeng Li
    • 1
  • Tian You
    • 1
  • Lihao Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching TechnologyBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations