Yildiray Kabak

Yildiray Kabak
Middle East Technical University | METU · Department of Computer Engineering

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Like in any other domains, interoperability is a key challenge in electronic emergency management and it is only possible through standardization. There are a number of disparate standardization activities in this domain towards different layers of communication stack from physical interoperability to organizational interoperability. However, their...
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This paper describes how semantic interoperability can be achieved in emergency management domain where different organizations in different domains should communicate through a number of distinct standards to manage crises and disasters effectively. To achieve this goal, a common ontology is defined as lingua franca and standard content models are...
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Introduction: It is estimated that more than 382 million people suffer from diabetes across the globe, most of which are between the age of 40 and 59 years. ICT can play a key role in better management of diabetes and in patient empowerment. Patient empowerment involves patients to a greater extent in their own healthcare process and disease manag...
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Nowadays, many different Command and Control (C2) Systems and Sensor Systems take part in disaster management and maritime surveillance activities. In order to manage disasters effectively and achieve powerful surveillance, it is essential for C2 and Sensor Systems to cooperate and exchange timely available, reliable and intelligible information. A...
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Diabetes is a serious world-wide medical challenge and there is a recognised need for improved diabetes care outcomes. This paper describes results of the EMPOWER project, to foster the self-management of diabetes patients by integration of existing and new services offered to patients after having been diagnosed with diabetes. The Self-Management...
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This paper describes the requirements engineering methodology used for the definition of semantic sensors in a Crisis and Disaster Management framework. The goal of the framework is effective management of emergencies which depends on timely information availability, reliability and intelligibility. To achieve this, different Command and Control (C...
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Diabetes is a serious worldwide medical challenge, which affected 382 million people in 2013. This paper describes, how the European Commission supported EMPOWER project fosters the self-management of diabetes patients. The Self-Management Pathways help patients in specifying planned activities based on medical recommendations and personal goals, a...
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Objectives: The objective of this paper is to describe some of the major healthcare information technology (IT) infrastructures in Turkey, namely, Sağlık-Net (Turkish for "Health-Net"), the Centralized Hospital Appointment System, the Basic Health Statistics Module, the Core Resources Management System, and the e-prescription system of the Social...
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Patient Empowerment engages individuals in taking care of their own health. This has been identified as a key element of change for improved quality and safety in healthcare. In the iCARDEA project, we aim at enabling cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) patients to take a more active role in their own healthcare management by offeri...
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Remote monitoring and follow-up of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) introduces novel patient-focused and information-driven models of care. In this context, iCARDEA employs guideline-driven personalized care plans that use information from personal health records, hospital-based medical records, and CIED reports from remote follow-up...
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For patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), telemonitoring promises improved quality of life and safety, since events recorded by the device or observed by the patient can alert a health professional. Taking into account the latest clinical guidelines when responding to such alerts, is a topic of active research address...
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Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) are gaining popularity in treating patients with heart disease. Remote monitoring through care management systems enables continuous surveillance of such patients by checking device functions and clinical events. These care management systems include decision support capabilities based on clinica...
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One of the goals of iSURF project is creating an interoperability platform in order to enable the exchange of planning data between enterprises and especially across domains. The interoperability platform of iSURF is named iSURF Interoperability Service Utility (iSURF ISU). Interoperability should be regarded as a service that users can utilize any...
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No document standard is sufficient for all purposes because the requirements significantly differ among businesses, industries, and geopolitical regions. On the other hand, the ultimate aim of business document interoperability is to exchange business data among partners without any prior agreements related to the document syntax and semantics. The...
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In medical clinics, guidelines are the best ways for practitioners to make good decisions on patient's medical problems. There are different kinds of symptoms at all kinds of illnesses and this will affect the medicians' decision on the diagnosis/treatment. These guidelines are the results of an algorithm to follow and the ways to defeat the illnes...
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One of the key challenges in supply chain collaboration is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the suplly chain planning process to handle rapidly changing customer demands. Trading partners usually have different competencies based on their business strategies and investments. They have varying sources of information and also dissimilar...
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Currently in the travel domain most of the travel products are sold through Global Distribution Systems (GDSs). Since only major airline companies or hotel chains can afford to join GDSs, it is difficult for small and medium enterprises to market their travel products. In this paper, we describe a middleware, called SATINE, to address this problem....
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Integrating healthcare enterprise (IHE) specifies integration profiles describing selected real world use cases to facilitate the interoperability of healthcare information resources. While realizing a complex real-world scenario, IHE profiles are combined by grouping the related IHE actors. Grouping IHE actors implies that the associated business...
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Turkey's National Health Information System (NHIS) aims to provide a nation-wide infrastructure for sharing the Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The current implementation supports the transfer of EHRs, called the "Transmission Schema" instances from the Family Medicine Information Systems (FMIS) and the Hospital Information Systems (HIS) to the N...
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In this chapter we describe two case studies of Semantic Web Services applied in the eHealth domain. Starting from the interoperability problem, which naturally arises in distributed environments such as the healthcare systems, we briefly introduce the state of the art in eHealth standards (e.g. HL7, openEHR, etc.) and the trends towards semantic i...
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One of the key problems in healthcare informatics is the lack of interoperability among different healthcare information systems. Interoperability can be investigated in different categories in the eHealth domain, such as the interoperability of the messages exchanged between healthcare applications, interoperability of Electronic Healthcare Record...
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An essential element in defining the semantics of Web services is the domain knowledge. Medical informatics is one of the few domains to have considerable domain knowledge exposed through standards. These standards offer significant value in terms of expressing the semantics of Web services in the healthcare domain.In this paper, we describe the ar...
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Using archetypes is a promising approach in providing se- mantic interoperability among healthcare systems. To real- ize archetype based interoperability, the healthcare systems need to discover the existing archetypes based on their se- mantics; annotate their archetypes with ontologies; compose templates from archetypes and retrieve corresponding...
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One of the most challenging problems in the healthcare domain is providing interoperability among healthcare information systems. In order to address this problem, we propose the semantic mediation of exchanged messages. Given that most of the messages exchanged in the healthcare domain are in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or XML format, we des...
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ebXML is a standard from OASIS and UN/CEFACT which specifies an infrastructure to facilitate electronic business. In this paper, we address how ebXML registry semantics support can be further enhanced to make it OWL aware. OWL constructs are represented through ebXML registry information model constructs, and stored procedures are defined in the eb...
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One of the most challenging problems in the healthcare domain is providing interoperability among healthcare information systems. In order to address this problem, we propose the semantic mediation of exchanged messages. Given that most of the messages exchanged in the healthcare domain are in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or XML format, we des...
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Agent Academy (AA) aims to develop a multi-agent society that can train new agents for specific or general tasks, while constantly retraining existing agents in a recursive mode. The system is based on collecting information both from the environment and the behaviors of the acting agents and their related successes/failures to generate a body of d...
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Today, the travel information services are dominantly provided by Global Distribution Systems (GDS). The Global Distribution Systems provide access to real time availability and price information for flights, hotels and car rental companies. However GDSs have legacy architectures with private networks, specialized hardware, limited speed and search...
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Agents show considerable promise as a new paradigm for software development. However for wider adoption and deployment of agent technology, powerful design and development tools are needed. Such tools should empower software developers to cater agent solutions more efficiently and at a lower cost for their customers with rapidly changing requiremen...
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Agent Academy (AA) aims to develop a multi-agent society that can train new agents for specific or general tasks, while constantly retraining existing agents in a recursive mode. The system is based on collecting information both from the environment and the behaviors of the acting agents and their related successes/failures to generate a body of d...
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Web services, like their real life counterparts have several properties and thus truly useful semantic information can only be defined through standard ontology languages. Semantic Web is an important initiative in this respect. However, although service registries are the major mechanisms to discover services, the semantic support provided by serv...
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Today's Internet based businesses need a level of interoperability which will allow trading partners to seamlessly and dynamically come together and do business without ad hoc and pro- prietary integrations. Such a level of interoperability involves being able to fnd potential busi- ness partners, discovering their services and business processes,...
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This paper describes the design and deployment of an agent community, which is responsible for monitoring and assessing air quality, based on measurements generated by a meteorological station. Software agents acting as mediators or decision makers deliver validated information to the appropriate destinations. We outline the procedure for creating...
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Web services have become a main thrust of the IT industry and there has been considerable development in this area. There are two almost universally accepted standards: SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) for invoking services and WSDL (Web Services Description Language) for describing the technical specifications of the services. There are well-e...
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ISTAG has developed the concept of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) to provide a vision on how the Information Society will develop. The aim is to achieve better integration of technology into our environment, so that people can freely and interactively use it. An indispensable component of AmI is user context. We claim that to realize the vision of AmI...
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In this paper we describe a framework for exploiting the semantics of Web services through UDDI registries. As a part of this framework, we extend the DAML-S upper ontology to describe the functionality we find essential for e-businesses. This functionality includes relating the services with electronic catalogs, describing the complementary servic...
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this paper we describe a framework for exploiting the semantics of Web services through UDDI registries. As a part of this framework, we extend the DAML-S upper ontology to describe the functionality we find essential for ebusinesses. This functionality includes relating the services with electronic catalogs, describing the complementary services a...
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Comprehensive semantic descriptions of Web services are essential to exploit them in their full potential, that is, discovering them dynamically, and enabling automated service negotiation, composition and monitoring. The semantic mechanisms currently available in service registries which are based on tax- onomies fail to provide the means to achie...
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This document defines the ebXML Registry profile for enhancing ebXML Registry with OWL semantics to make it OWL aware.
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Certain types of heart disease such as sudden cardiac death or different stages of heart failure are treated by implanted electrical device. Advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) allow tele-monitoring of implanted devices, event monitoring, and communication of alarms. Electronic Health Records (EHR) and to some extend Person...
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Keywords: Micro Level Design, Macro Level Multi Agent System Design, JADE, Jess. Thesis (M.S.)--Middle East Technical University, 2003. System requirements: World Wide Web.
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Today's Internet based businesses need a level of interoperabil-ity which will allow trading partners to seamlessly and dynami-cally come together and do business without ad hoc and propri-etary integrations. Such a level of interoperability involves being able to find potential business partners, discovering their services and business processes,...

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