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SERVICES: Agentcities Use Case

From: Jonathan Dale <jdale@fla.fujitsu.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:09:55 -0700
Message-ID: <004801c187d6$0d9f0140$0610a485@Troy>
To: <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Cc: "Stefan Decker" <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Sorry, I should have sent the Agentcities use case in the format suggested
by Stefan. Here it is and apologies for being late.


Jonathan
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TASK:
The organisation of an evening of events for a user, based upon location
context information, service availability and user preferences. This will
require:
  - determining and locating the required services from a directory service,
  - negotiating with each service for availability, etc.,
  - planning a set of events, and,
  - booking the necessary events.

As part of the service determination/matching process, ratings and review
services may also be consulted to find closer matches to user preferences
(for example, consulting reviews and rating of films and restaurants to find
the 'best').

DOMAIN:
B2C entertainment and travel

TYPICAL USER:
Either a mobile user who is connecting through a PDA or a fixed user
connecting through a desktop. Someone who typically uses location-oriented,
Web-based services at the moment, such as citysearch.com or yahoo.com, but
requires more precise preference specification and automated organisation
and booking facilities.

ONTOLOGY SAMPLES:
The work will produce various ontologies, mainly for talking about cinemas,
restaurants, transportation. Some sample ontologies can be found at:

  http://liawww.epfl.ch/~acities/Lausanne/Services/descriptions.html
  http://leap.crm-paris.com/agentcities/Services/descriptions.html

Other ontologies are required for service location and negotiation and can
be found in at:

  http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00023/

REQUIREMENTS FOR A WEB ONTOLOGY LANGUAGE?
Consideration for:
  - representation and use of ontologies across different service domains
  - distributed location of ontologies across the Internet
  - potentially different ontology representations for each ontology
(ontology translation)
  - simple ontology representation, but with capabilities to support
planning
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