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, 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.



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