Carlos Lamsfus, Aurkene Alzua-Sorzabal, David Martin, Zigor Salvador, Alex Usandizaga



A lot of work has been done up to now in the so called context-aware research field on the one hand and on the ontology research field on the other. Research has been conducted both considering context-awareness and ontology as clearly distinct research disciplines and also utilizing ontologies as a tool for context management. However, context-based applications have only been possible at a laboratory environment so far and they have always worked under very certain, pre-established pre-requisites in a not very stable nor efficient manner, which actually does not fulfil the nature of Ubiquitous Computing vision. Representation and use of context plays a crucial role in many modern IT applications. The ability to process contextual information and perform context-based reasoning is essential not only for mobile and ubiquitous computing systems, but also for a wide range of tourism applications. This paper presents a novel semantic-based human-centric approach to the notion of context that represents an attempt to make Contextual Computing services available to the general public.


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Paper Citation

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Lamsfus C., Alzua-Sorzabal A., Martin D., Salvador Z. and Usandizaga A. (2009). HUMAN-CENTRIC ONTOLOGY-BASED CONTEXT MODELLING IN TOURISM . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-012-2, pages 424-434. DOI: 10.5220/0002300704240434

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author={Carlos Lamsfus and Aurkene Alzua-Sorzabal and David Martin and Zigor Salvador and Alex Usandizaga},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009)
SN - 978-989-674-012-2
AU - Lamsfus C.
AU - Alzua-Sorzabal A.
AU - Martin D.
AU - Salvador Z.
AU - Usandizaga A.
PY - 2009
SP - 424
EP - 434
DO - 10.5220/0002300704240434