A lateral thinking framework for semantic modelling of emergencies in smart cities

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Abstract

Manual definition of models for emergency management scenarios is a demanding activity due to the huge number of different situations to be considered. It requires knowledge related to the crisis and emergency domains, to the context (e.g., a specific city and its current regulations) and to modelling techniques. In this paper, we propose to tackle this problem according to a lateral thinking perspective and, following this line, we present a framework supporting automatic creation of conceptual models concerning emergency management scenarios by means of semantic techniques. In particular, this framework relies on an ontology and on a set of semantic rules to manage, respectively, the domain and contextual knowledge, and on the design patterns approach to support the modelling activity. A software experimentation of the framework based on SPARQL and applied to emergency scenarios in smart cities is proposed to demonstrate the viability of the approach. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event25th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2014 - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2014
CountryGermany
Period1/1/14 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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De Nicola, A., Melchiori, M., & Villani, M. L. (2014). A lateral thinking framework for semantic modelling of emergencies in smart cities. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2014, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10085-2_31