Yesterday, I presented at Osnabrück the first results of our work on SOPRANO. The focus of our contribution on Ontology-Centered Design of an Ambient Middleware for Assisted Living – The Case of SOPRANO was the design methodology (ontology-centered design), making ontology engineering an architectural design activity. In the course of developing an ontology with all the stakeholders, we develop a shared conceptual understanding that makes up the foundations of the architecture. This ensures higher semantic coherence in big projects.
The workshop itself was rather small and consisted mainly of contributions from the Universities of Rostock and Jena (the organizers). Although AI in ambient environments is promising, it remains the question whether the KI conference is actually the right place for such a forum.