Onto-mQoL is a project from the QoL Technologies Lab (University of Geneva), supported by the European Commission (H2020 MSC Actions), which intends to support mobile assessment and interventions regarding quality of life domains. The basis for this study is the WHOQOL instrument, an quality of life assessement developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) together with fifteen international field centres. This study is under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Wac, head of the QoL Tech Lab.

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Temporal Representations for Ontology-based and Holistic Reasoning in the Mobile Quality of Life Domain.

Holistic Representation: the multidimensional feature is a key aspect of the QoL research and the QoL dimensions usually have a high correlation so they cannot be analysed in isolation.

Temporal aspects: temporal concepts and relations are usually presented in the health domain, so their representation in ontological models is essential to extend the types of outcomes and answers for QoL issues.

Mobile assessment: integrated ontology models and related holistic reasoning processes can provide the mobile technology with a power resource to augment the semantic of assessments, providing support for the promotion of interventions.

Deduction/induction support: the use of ontologies for deductive reasoning is straightforward since they are based on Description Logics. Differently, its use for inductive reasoning (e.g. symbolic-neural explanations) is a recent topic of IA and the use of temporal aspects can generate more expressive explanations.

These are the premises of this study. Its pragmatical aspect is to give a meaning for the WHOQOL results, which indicate QoL issues of individuals while we try to indicate their rationale. Papers about the project will be available here >>

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    QoL Technologies Lab

    Promotes Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to improve the QoL of individuals through inter-disciplinary reseach.

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    University of Geneva

    Fondée en 1559, l'Université de Genève jouit d'un rayonnement international privilégié et cultive son ouverture au monde.

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    European Commission

    This project is part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), a research and innovation initiative of the European Commission.