Activity Theory Ontology for Knowledge Sharing in E-health

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Guohua Bai, Yang Guo
Title: Activity Theory Ontology for Knowledge Sharing in E-health
Conference name: International Forum on Information Technology and Applications, IFITA
Year: 2010
Pagination: 39-43
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4115-0
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services,
City: Kunming
Other identifiers: ISTP and EI
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Knowledge sharing has become an imperative and challenging issue in the E-health field for improving total quality of services. However, since the E-health subject is a multi-disciplinary and cross-organizational area, to have shared concepts, vocabulary plus a specification of its intended meaning, namely an ontology, has been an obstacle to develop e-health system. We will in this paper propose a knowledge sharing ontology on the basis of Activity Theory. We believe that Activity Theory can provide high level and rich ontology for the developers of E-health system to encompass the multi-disciplinary and cross-organizational knowledge. We validate our approach in the end by demonstrating our project IMIS (Integrated Mobile Information System for Healthcare) that uses the activity theory as ontological architecture for the construction of the whole system.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science\General
Keywords: activity theory; knowledge sharing; ontology; E-health; IMIS
Note: Excellent paper/ First Prize