2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Context-aware applications using personal sensors

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/bodynets.2007.189,
        author={Julien Subercaze and Pierre Maret and Ngoc Minh Dang and Ken Sasaki},
        title={Context-aware applications using personal sensors},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        keywords={Context-aware applications personal sensors virtual knowledge communities ontologies pervasive computing},
  • Julien Subercaze
    Pierre Maret
    Ngoc Minh Dang
    Ken Sasaki
    Year: 2007
    Context-aware applications using personal sensors
    DOI: 10.4108/bodynets.2007.189
Julien Subercaze1,*, Pierre Maret1,*, Ngoc Minh Dang2, Ken Sasaki2,*
  • 1: INSA de Lyon LIRIS (CNRS UMR 5205) 20, avenue albert einstein F-69621 Villeurbanne, France
  • 2: Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
*Contact email: julien.subercaze@insa-lyon._fr, pierre.maret@insa-lyon.fr, ksasaki@k.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Context-aware applications require the development of convenient frameworks. Effective mobility requires that mobile applications can integrate new sensors or new types of information. This is not possible within traditional applications, because a re-design phase is necessary. We describe in this article an agent-based framework supporting sensors' data fusion and context-aware information exchanges. An ontology-based representation of data is used. Exchanges in-between components are carried out within so-called virtual knowledge communities. An application has been designed within this framework ('Wake me up', taking place in the metro). It makes use of wearable sensor, transmitters and cell phones. The wearable sensor is used to determine the user state. Transmitters provide geographical information, and cell phones are used as personal assistants.