The SOUPA Ontology for Pervasive Computing
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Type of Work26 pages
Citation of Original PublicationHarry Chen,Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi, The SOUPA Ontology for Pervasive Computing, Ontologies for Agents: Theory and Experiences pp 233-258 , 2005, https://doi.org/10.1007/3-7643-7361-X_10
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SubjectsSOUPA (Standard Ontology for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Applications)
UMBC Ebiquity Research Group
This paper describes SOUPA (Standard Ontology for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Applications) and the use of this ontology in building the Context Broker Architecture (CoBrA). CoBrA is a new agent architecture for supporting pervasive context-aware systems in a smart space environment. The SOUPA ontology is expressed using the Web Ontology Language OWL and includes modular component vocabularies to represent intelligent agents with associated beliefs, desire, and intentions, time, space, events, user profiles, actions, and policies for security and privacy. Central to CoBrA is an intelligent broker agent that exploits ontologies to support knowledge sharing, context reasoning, and user privacy protection. We also describe two prototype systems that we have developed to demonstrate the feasibility and the use of CoBrA.