Demonstration: Wireless Access Network Selection Enabled by Semantic Technologies

Presented at: 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2009)

by Carolina Fortuna, Bogdan Ivan, Zoltan Padrah, Luka Bradesko, Blaz Fortuna


Service oriented access in a multi-application, multi-access network environment is faced with the problem of cross-layer interoperability among technologies. In this demo, we present a knowledge base (KB) which contains local (user terminal specific) knowledge that enables pro-active network selection by translating technology specific parameters to higher-level, more abstract parameters. We implemented a prototype which makes use of semantic technology (namely ResearchCyc) for creating the elements of the KB and uses reasoning to determine the best access network. The system implements technology-specific parameter mapping according to the IEEE 802.21 draft standard recommendation.

Keywords: Semantic Web

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