An Approach to Creating an Ontology and Rule Set for Situation Aware Software in Mobile Environments

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 214)


With the recent advent of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs, everyone wants to receive personalized service and control the environment using a mobile device (i.e., ubiquitous computing). To fulfill this requirement, the necessary, key technology is situation awareness. Today, ontology-models are widely used for representing and constructing the information of a situation. However, the existing approaches to developing ontology models lack considerations for situation awareness and the design of rule sets that can be used to infer the nature of a situation. In this paper, we propose a methodology to creating an ontology and rule set for mobile situation-aware software. This methodology is based on the proposed ontology, namely, Core Ontology for Mobile (COM). This approach enables us to develop and create the necessary ontology and rule set for mobile situation-aware software in a systematic and simplified manner.


Mobile ontology Situation-awareness Personalize services Mobile-software development Ontology development 



This research was supported by the MKE (The Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (NIPA-2012-(H0301-12-4014)) supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) and by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST) (NRF-2010-20100328000).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanKorea

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