Title: AN APPROACH BASED ON SEMANTIC MANAGEMENT OF USER PROFILE TO UBIQUITOUS APPLICATIONS ADAPTATION

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 87-95
Authors: Salima Bourougaa Tria, Hassina Seridi, Farid Mokhati
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2013)
- United Arab Emirates

Abstract:


Ubiquitous computing is an emerging paradigm for interactions between people and computers that makes the technology virtually invisible in our lives. Its aim is on the one hand, to add additional capabilities to everyday objects, allowing them to sense their environment and interact with the people and objects within it, to enhance their existing functionality, and on the other hand to allow breaking away from the desktop computing to provide computational services to a user when and where required, in particular using Mobile Devices (MD). Applications in this domain are sensitive to the context and must be able to perceive it to adapt their behaviors to this context, taking into consideration data that deals with the context of use and user preferences. In this paper, we focus on the user profile which is constituted by the user preferences. The essential of our proposal focuses in particular on the use of ontology for the semantic representation of the profile of the nomadic user. Some proposed solutions to resolve conflicts that may arise between the preferences of the user are also presented in this paper.