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Intelligent Agents Meet the Semantic Web in Smart Spaces

Authors: Harry Chen, Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi, Filip Perich, Dipanjan Chakraborty, and Lalana Kagal

Journal: IEEE Internet Computing

Date: November 01, 2004

Abstract: We describe a smart meeting room system called EasyMeeting that explores the use of multi-agent systems, Semantic Web ontologies, reasoning, and declarative policies for security and privacy. Building on a earlier pervasive computing system, EasyMeeting provides relevant services and information to meeting participants based on their situational needs. Our system exploits the context-aware support provided by the Context Broker Architecture (Cobra). Cobra's intelligent broker agent maintains a shared context model for all computing entities in the space and enforces user-defined privacy policies. We also describe the use of Cobra ontologies, logical reasoning, and privacy protection mechanisms, and discuss feedback collected from users during demonstrations.

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Type: Article

Number: 6

Volume: 8

Tags: pervasive computing, agent, context, owl, semantic web

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