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UNIK4710 – Selected topics in mobile semantic service delivery

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Course content

The course links the mobile and Internet service world together with user preferences and context information.
Example 1: The way mobile advertisements are being received by you depend very much on your situation and your interest. “If you are running to the train to catch it, you don't want to be disturbed by anything else than the message that the train is delayed”.
Example 2: Building communities in mind is independent of physical locations. “It's more fun to watch TV together. Let's enable chat and talk with all my friends watching the same TV channel as me.”

Learning outcome

  • Collect publications for personalised service and context-aware services.
  • Identify the key-features of personalised and context-aware services
  • Tabulate the requirements for such services
  • Describe the difference between an Internet service, a mobile service and a proximity service
  • Present specific knowledge based on collected publications
  • Identify semantic technologies for description of the user and his context
  • Describe the difference between ontologies and rules
  • Establish interworking of ontologies created by members of the course
  • Construct rules to define the context of the user
  • Apply rules on top of ontologies to enhance knowledge
  • Produce examples of context-aware services
  • Evaluate the functionality of context-aware service examples


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


Seminar based on student presentations and programming sessions.


Presentation of research topic (mandatory), home work on comparison of selected topics (60 %) and simulation work (40 %). The student may ask for an oral exam in which case the home work on comparison of selected topics counts 50%, the simulation work 30% and the oral exam 20%.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Special examination arrangements

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Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)