The ObjectRules Framework - Providing Ad Hoc Context-Dependent Assistance in Dynamic Environments

Michael Schneider, Michael Velten, Jens Haupert

In: Vic Callaghan, Achilles Kameas, Simon Egerton, Ichiro Satoh, Michael Weber (editor). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Environments. International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE-10) July 19-21 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Pages 122-127 IEEE Computer Society CPS 2010.


We present ObjectRules, a framework that allows to implement context-dependent assistance in dynamic environments by conceptually and/or physically attaching factual and procedural knowledge to locations, physical objects, and users. At runtime, the knowledge models of present objects are merged with the location’s and user’s knowledge models to a transient context model which can be used as input for a rule-based system. We describe the general architecture of the ObjectRules framework and demonstrate its practical application in the context of a smart medicine cupboard.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz