Intelligent Agents Meet the Semantic Web in Smart Spaces

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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Date: November 01, 2004
Book Title: IEEE Internet Computing
Type: Article
Volume: 8
Number: 6
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  author = "Harry Chen and Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi and Filip Perich and Dipanjan Chakraborty and Lalana Kagal",
  title = "{Intelligent Agents Meet the Semantic Web in Smart Spaces}",
  month = "November",
  year = "2004",
  number = "6",
  volume = "8",
  journal = "IEEE Internet Computing",