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Ontology Driven Piecemeal Development of Smart Spaces

  • Eila Ovaska
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6439)

Abstract

Software development is facing new challenges due to transformation from product based software engineering towards integration and collaboration based software engineering that embodies high degree of dynamism both at design time and run time. Short time-to-markets require cost reduction by maximizing software reuse; openness for new innovations presumes a flexible innovation platform and agile software development; and user satisfaction assumes high quality in a situation based manner. How to deal with these contradictory requirements in software engineering? The main contribution of this paper is a novel approach that is influenced by business innovation, human centered design, model driven development and ontology oriented design. The approach is called Ontology driven Piecemeal Software Engineering (OPSE). OPSE facilitates incremental software development based on software pieces that follow the design principles defined by means of ontologies. Its key elements are abstraction, aggregation and adaptivity. The approach is intended for and applied to the development of smart spaces.

Keywords

smart space ontology context awareness interoperability MDD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eila Ovaska
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  1. 1.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandOuluFinland

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