Application Scenarios of Ontology-Driven Situation Awareness Systems
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Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry (FOMI2008)
Large-scale control systems, as encountered in the domain of road traffic
management, typically deal with highly-dynamic environments providing information
about a large number of real-world objects, which stem from multiple heterogeneous
sources and are anchored in time and space. Human operators of such systems
face information overload which endangers the recognition of critical situations.
Situation awareness systems should support operators fulfilling their tasks by
leveraging their awareness of the ongoing situations. However, current approaches
to SAW miss a common conceptual model necessary for various aspects of SAW.
Although the application of ontologies for filling this gap has been proposed in recent
years, ontology-driven SAW systems are nevertheless still in their infancy. In
this paper, we shape the vision of an ontology-driven SAW system by the analysis
of application scenarios facilitating the features of formal ontologies. We illustrate
the suggested scenarios with examples from the field of road traffic management
and argue that an ontology-driven SAW system does not replace but may actually
enhance traditional probabilistic approaches to SAW.