ECOPPA: Extensible Context Ontology for Persuasive Physical-Activity Applications

  • Mohamad Hoda
  • Valeh Montaghami
  • Hussein Al Osman
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


Throughout the last decade, there has been a dramatic decline in daily physical activity among individuals which results in numerous severe health issues, including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and high blood pressure. Pervasive applications that promote health living present a promising approach for the reduction or prevention of these health ailements. Context-awareness plays an important role in the development of these technologies. Context-aware systems can adapt to the changing context in order to better serve their users. In this paper, we propose the Extensible Context Ontology for Persuasive Physical-Activity Applications (ECOPPA), a formal context modeling scheme for applications that promote physical activity.


Context modeling Ontologies Pervasive computing Persuasive technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamad Hoda
    • 1
  • Valeh Montaghami
    • 1
  • Hussein Al Osman
    • 1
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    • 1
  1. 1.MCRLab, School of Electrical and Computer ScienceUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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