Ontological reasoning about situations from calendar events

Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Jun Han, Alan Colman, Naif R. Aljohani, Mohammed Basheri, Muhammad Ahtisham Aslam

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Inferring situations is the key to developing situation-aware applications that exploit users’ situations to support the fulfillment of their tasks on the move. In this paper, we take an attempt to reason about users’ various situations from their calendar events, provided the calendar event data represent accurate scheduling of ‘real-world’ events. We show how ontology can be used to infer situations from calendar events by considering both the semantic and temporal aspects of situations. We develop a situation ontology and propose a semantic rule based approach to deducing and abstracting situations from data collected from calendar system. The feasibility and applicability of our approach is demonstrated by developing a prototype mobile phone call interrupt management application that uses user’s situation information for handling incoming phone calls. We further present an empirical evaluation of our approach on a real dataset. Our preliminary results show that our approach has a great potential to infer users’ various situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Conferences
Subtitle of host publicationConfederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2016
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783319484716
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventOn the Move Federated Conferences and Workshops - Hotel Aldemar Amilia Mare Resort, Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10033 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceOn the Move Federated Conferences and Workshops
Abbreviated titleOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems


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