Functionality Evaluation of Ubiquitous Service Ontology for Dynamic Service Composition

  • Meeyeon Lee
  • Jung-Won Lee
  • Nammee Moon
  • Seung Soo Park
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 114)


Effective service description and modeling methodologies for dynamic service composition are essential techniques for providing autonomous services in ubiquitous computing environments. In our previous paper, we proposed “u-Service” as an abstract and structured concept for operations of devices in ubiquitous environments. In addition, we established the mechanism to structure u-Services in ontology and the description specification to represent the attributes of u-Services. However, we did not present methods or standards that are sufficient to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the u-Service ontology during the design time. Since the existing quality models for software products or computing systems cannot consider the characteristics of u-Services, they are not suitable for a u-Service ontology. Therefore, in this paper, we propose an evaluation model to assess the functionality of u-Service ontologies, based on our u-Service ontology building process. We extract a modeling goal and evaluation indicators according to characteristics of u-Service ontology and establish quality metrics to quantify them. The experimental results for u-Service ontologies that were constructed in our previous studies show that we can comprehensively analyze the design of u-Service ontology. Further, on the basis of the evaluation results, improvement in design quality can be achieved.


Ubiquitous computing Service ontology Evaluation metric Dynamic service composition Service-oriented architecture 



This research is supported by the ubiquitous Computing and Network (UCN) Project, the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (MKE) Knowledge and Economy Frontier R\D Program in Korea and a result of subproject UCN 11C3-T3-10 M. This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2011-0005305).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meeyeon Lee
    • 1
  • Jung-Won Lee
    • 2
  • Nammee Moon
    • 3
  • Seung Soo Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAjou UniversitySuwonKorea
  3. 3.Department of IT App. Tech. GSVHoseo UniversitySeoulKorea

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