PARTICIPATORY DESIGN OF A CONTINUOUS CARE ONTOLOGY - Towards a User-driven Ontology Engineering Methodology

Femke Ongenae, Lizzy Bleumers, Nicky Sulmon, Mathijs Verstraete, Mieke Van Gils, An Jacobs, Saar De Zutter, Piet Verhoeve, Ann Ackaert, Filip De Turck

Abstract

The patient room of the future would be able to sense the needs and preferences of the patients and nurses and adapt itself accordingly by combining all the heterogeneous data offered by the different technologies. This goal can be achieved by developing a context-aware framework, which exploits and integrates the heterogeneous data by utilizing a continuous care ontology. The existing ontology engineering methodologies are rather extreme in their choices to include domain experts. On the one hand, there are methodologies that only discuss the scope, use and requirements of the ontology with the domain experts. On the other hand, there are approaches in which the ontology is completely constructed by the domain experts by providing them with user-friendly and collaborative tools. In this paper, a participatory ontology engineering methodology is presented that finds a middle ground between these two extremes. The methodology actively involves social scientists, ontology engineers and stakeholders. The stakeholders participate in each step of the ontology life cycle without having to construct the ontology themselves or attribute a large amount of their time. The applicability of the methodology is illustrated by presenting the co-created continuous care ontology.

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Ongenae F., Bleumers L., Sulmon N., Verstraete M., Van Gils M., Jacobs A., De Zutter S., Verhoeve P., Ackaert A. and De Turck F. (2011). PARTICIPATORY DESIGN OF A CONTINUOUS CARE ONTOLOGY - Towards a User-driven Ontology Engineering Methodology . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-80-5, pages 81-90. DOI: 10.5220/0003654700810090


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@conference{keod11,
author={Femke Ongenae and Lizzy Bleumers and Nicky Sulmon and Mathijs Verstraete and Mieke Van Gils and An Jacobs and Saar De Zutter and Piet Verhoeve and Ann Ackaert and Filip De Turck},
title={PARTICIPATORY DESIGN OF A CONTINUOUS CARE ONTOLOGY - Towards a User-driven Ontology Engineering Methodology},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={81-90},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003654700810090},
isbn={978-989-8425-80-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)
TI - PARTICIPATORY DESIGN OF A CONTINUOUS CARE ONTOLOGY - Towards a User-driven Ontology Engineering Methodology
SN - 978-989-8425-80-5
AU - Ongenae F.
AU - Bleumers L.
AU - Sulmon N.
AU - Verstraete M.
AU - Van Gils M.
AU - Jacobs A.
AU - De Zutter S.
AU - Verhoeve P.
AU - Ackaert A.
AU - De Turck F.
PY - 2011
SP - 81
EP - 90
DO - 10.5220/0003654700810090