Sensing presence (PreSense) ontology: user modelling in the semantic sensor web

Amparo-Elizabeth Cano, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Victoria Uren, Fabio Ciravegna

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Increasingly, people's digital identities are attached to, and expressed through, their mobile devices. At the same time digital sensors pervade smart environments in which people are immersed. This paper explores different perspectives in which users' modelling features can be expressed through the information obtained by their attached personal sensors. We introduce the PreSense Ontology, which is designed to assign meaning to sensors' observations in terms of user modelling features. We believe that the Sensing Presence ( PreSense ) Ontology is a first step toward the integration of user modelling and "smart environments". In order to motivate our work we present a scenario and demonstrate how the ontology could be applied in order to enable context-sensitive services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe semantic web
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2011 workshops, Heraklion, Greece, May 29-30, 2011, revised selected papers
EditorsRaúl García-Castro, Dieter Fensel, Grigoris Antoniou
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-25953-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-25952-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event8th Extended Semantic Web Conference 2011 Workshops - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 29 May 201130 May 2011

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)611-3349


Workshop8th Extended Semantic Web Conference 2011 Workshops
Abbreviated titleESWC 2011


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