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Semantics in Adaptive and Personalized Services

Methods, Tools and Applications

  • Manolis Wallace
  • Ioannis E. Anagnostopoulos
  • Phivos Mylonas
  • Maria Bielikova

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 279)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Manolis Wallace, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Phivos Mylonas, Maria Bielikova
    Pages 1-7
  3. Panos Alexopoulos, Manolis Wallace, Konstantinos Kafentzis, Christoforos Zoumas, Dimitris Askounis
    Pages 9-22
  4. Yannick Naudet, Armen Aghasaryanb, Sabrina Mignon, Yann Toms, Christophe Senot
    Pages 23-48
  5. Zekeng Liang, Kraisak Kesorn, Stefan Poslad
    Pages 49-71
  6. Christian Spielvogel, Sabina Serbu, Pascal Felber, Peter Kropf
    Pages 73-92
  7. Ioannis Giannoukos, Ioanna Lykourentzou, Giorgos Mpardis, Vassilis Nikolopoulos, Vassili Loumos, Eleftherios Kayafas
    Pages 109-126
  8. Christos-Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos, Theodoros Iliou
    Pages 127-143
  9. Stefanos Nikolidakis, Dimitrios D. Vergados, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
    Pages 145-162
  10. Charalampos Doukas, Ilias Maglogiannis, Kostas Karpouzis
    Pages 163-185
  11. Malamati Louta, Iraklis Varlamis
    Pages 187-203
  12. Florin Sandu, Szilárd Cserey
    Pages 205-231
  13. Back Matter

About this book


Semantics in Adaptive and Personalised Services, initially strikes one as a specific and perhaps narrow domain. Yet, a closer examination of the term reveals much more. On one hand there is the issue of semantics. Nowadays, this most often refers to the use of OWL, RDF or some other XML based ontology description language in order to represent the entities of  problem. Still, semantics may also very well refer to the consideration of the meanings and concepts, rather than arithmetic measures, regardless of the representation used. On the other hand, there is the issue of adaptation, i.e. automated re-configuration based on some context. This could be the network and device context, the application context or the user context; we refer to the latter case as personalization. From a different perspective, there is the issue of the point of view from which to examine the topic. There is the point of view of tools, referring to the algorithms and software tools one can use, the point of view of the methods, referring to the abstract methodologies and best practices one can  follow, as well as the point of view of applications, referring to successful and pioneering case studies that lead the way in research and innovation. Or at least so we thought.

Based on the above reasoning, the editors identified key researchers and practitioners in each of the aforementioned categories and invited them to contribute a corresponding work to this book. However, as the authors’ contributions started to arrive, the editors also started to realize that although these categories participate in each chapter to different degrees, none of them can ever be totally obsolete from them. Moreover, it seems that theory and methods are inherent in the development of tools and applications and inversely the application is also inherent in the motivation and presentation of tools and methods.


Adaptive Service Computational Intelligence Personalized Service Resource Description Framework (RDF) information system ontology semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Manolis Wallace
    • 1
  • Ioannis E. Anagnostopoulos
    • 2
  • Phivos Mylonas
    • 3
  • Maria Bielikova
    • 4
  1. 1.University of PeloponneseTripolisGreece
  2. 2.University of the AegeanSamosGreece
  3. 3.National Technical University of Athens AthensGreece
  4. 4.Slovak University of Technology in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia

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