Accession Number:

ADA439730

Title:

Semantic Web in a Pervasive Context-Aware Architecture

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This document describes a new approach that explores the use of Semantic Web languages in building an architecture for supporting context-aware systems. This new architecture called Context Broker Architecture CoBrA differs from other architectures in using the Web Ontology Language OWL for modeling ontologies of context and for supporting context reasoning. Central to our architecture is a broker agent that maintains a shared model of context for all computing entities in the space and enforces the privacy policies defined by the users. We also describe the use of CoBrA and its associated ontologies in prototyping an intelligent meeting room.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE