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 (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Environments. International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE-10) July 19-21 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Seiten 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.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence