Cross-Domain Interoperability: A Case Study

  • Jukka Honkola
  • Hannu Laine
  • Ronald Brown
  • Ian Oliver
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5764)


We describe a case study of the behaviour of four agents using a space based communication architecture. We demonstrate that interoperability may be achieved by the agents merely describing information about themselves using an agreed upon common ontology. The case study consists of an exercise logger, a game, a mood rendered attached to audio player and phone status observing agents. The desired scenario emerges from the independent actions of the agents.


Resource Description Framework Smart Space Resource Description Framework Graph Exercise Logger Audio Player 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jukka Honkola
    • 1
  • Hannu Laine
    • 1
  • Ronald Brown
    • 1
  • Ian Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.Nokia Research Center, NOKIA GROUP

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