Semantic management of multiple contexts in a pervasive computing framework

Jun Ki Min, Sung Bae Cho

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Mobile devices can perceive greater details of user states with the increasing integration of mobile sensors into a pervasive computing framework, yet they consume large amounts of batteries and computational resources. This paper proposes a semantic management method which efficiently integrates multiple contexts into the mobile system by analyzing the semantic hierarchy and temporal relations. The proposed method semantically decides the recognition order of the contexts and identifies each context using a corresponding dynamic Bayesian network (DBN). To sort out the contexts, we designed a semantic network using a knowledge-driven approach, whereas DBNs are constructed with a data-driven approach. The proposed method was validated on a pervasive computing framework, which included multiple mobile sensors (such as motion sensors, data-gloves, and bio-signal sensors). Experimental results showed that the semantic management of multiple contexts dramatically reduced the recognition cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8655-8664
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Original Technology Research Program for Brain Science through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0018948). The authors would like to thank Mr. S.-I. Yang and Dr. J.-H. Hong for their help in implementing the system in this paper.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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