Representation of Integration Profiles Using an Ontology

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  • Ralph Welge
  • Björn-Helge Busch
  • Klaus Kabitzsch
  • Janina Laurila-Epe
  • Stefan Heusinger
  • Myriam Lipprandt
  • Marco Eichelberg
  • Elke Eichenberg
  • Heike Engelien
  • Murat Gök
  • Guido Moritz
  • Andreas Hein
The Integration and commissioning of AAL systems are time consuming and complicated. The lack of interoperability of available components for Ambient Assisted Living has to be considered as an obstacle for innovative SMEs. In order to ease integration and commissioning of systems knowledge based methods should be taken into account to enable innovative characteristics of AAL systems such as design automation, self-configuration and self-management. Hence, semantic technologies are suitable instruments which offer the capability for mastering the problems of interoperability of heterogeneous and distributed systems. As an important prerequisite for the emergence of knowledge-based assistance functions a standard for unambiguous representation of AAL-relevant knowledge has to be developed. In this paper, the development of an AAL-ontology is proposed as a formal basis for knowledge-based system functions. A prototype of an AAL specific ontology engineering process is presented through the modeling example of a formal representation of a sensor block which is part of an AAL-Integration Profile proposed by the RAALI consortium.
Translated title of the contributionOntologiebasierte Ansätze zur Beschreibung von AAL-Integrationsprofilen
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Assisted Living : 6. AAL-Kongress 2013 Berlin, Germany, January 22. - 23. , 2013
EditorsReiner Wichert, Helmut Klausing
Number of pages18
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-37987-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-37988-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6. AAL-Kongress: Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 22.01.201323.01.2013
Conference number: 6

    Research areas

  • Informatics - Unify Modeling Language, Function Block, Open Geospatial Consortium, Basic Ontology, Ontology Module