Integrating Mobile Devices into AAL-Environments using Knowledge based Assistance Systems

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The design of smart buildings requests assistance systems, which grant the intuitive integration of users and visitors into cooperative building arrangements. In this paper an adaptive assistance system is proposed with the ability of implicit man-environment-communication to react customized to specific user preferences distributed by mobile devices. Embedding methods of knowledge processing into distributed systems is a key factor for enabling the cooperation of a user’s mobile device and a smart building. Using the semantic knowledge description language OWL and meta services, technical devices, house establishments and internet services can interact in order to support the user’s preferences. With the example of a straightforward ontology it is shown how a presence control switch is semantically modeled in description logic and the integration of the whole ontology in modern building services management control can help saving energy using mobile devices. As a result the paper shows how a maximum of comfort can be combined with a maximum of energy efficiency in the use of a day to day office life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Telecommunications Congress WTC 2010 : The infrastructure for the 21st century
Number of pages6
PublisherVDE Verlag GmbH
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-3-8007-3303-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWorld Telecommunications Congress - WTC 2010: Telecommunications - The Infrastructure for the 21. Century - Wien, Austria
Duration: 13.09.201014.09.2010