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

Conference: WTC - World Telecommunications Congress 2010 - Telecommunications: The Infrastructure for the 21st Century
09/13/2010 - 09/14/2010 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: WTC - World Telecommunications Congress 2010

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Welge, Ralph; Kujath, Alexander (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Arbeitsgruppe Lernfähige Assistenzsysteme, Germany)
Opel, Oliver (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Institut für Umweltchemie, Germany)

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.