William Van Woensel

About Me

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I am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the NICHE Research Group at Dalhousie University. Previously, I was a teaching assistant for 6 years at the WISE Research Lab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I finished my PhD dissertation, titled “Mobile, client-side context-provisioning via the integrated querying of online semantic web data”, to obtain the degree of Doctor in Sciences in 2013.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the crossroads of Semantic Web technology, healthcare and mobile computing. In particular, this includes expressive rule-and ontology-based reasoning applied to clinical decision support, and materialized and virtual data integration; with a potential focus on how these approaches can benefit from mobile deployment.

Publications


2017

Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Semantics-based Plausible Reasoning to Extend the Knowledge Coverage of Medical Knowledge Bases for Improved Clinical Decision Support Journal Article

Journal of BioData Mining, 10 (7), 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Analogical reasoning, Inductive generalization, Medical knowledge bases, Plausible reasoning, Semantic Web reasoning

2016

Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Semantic Web-based Approach to Plausible Reasoning for Improving Clinical Knowledge Engineering Conference

IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Las Vegas, 2016.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Plausbile Reasoning, Semantic Web

William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn

A Mobile Query Service for Integrated Access to Large Numbers of Online Semantic Web Data Sources Journal Article

Web Semant., 36 (C), pp. 58–76, 2016, ISSN: 1570-8268.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Cache replacement, Data caching, Data indexing, Data integration, Mobile Computing, Open world assumption

William Van Woensel; Patrice C. Roy; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

SmartRL: A Context-Sensitive, Ontology-Based Rule Language for Assisted Living in Smart Environments Inproceedings

Rule Technologies. Research, Tools, and Applications - 10th International Symposium, RuleML 2016, Stony Brook, NY, USA, July 6-9, 2016. Proceedings, pp. 341–349, 2016.

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2015

William Van Woensel

Mobile Semantic Query Distribution with Graph-Based Outsourcing of Subqueries Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Workshop on Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technologies (MoDeST 2015), 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Mobile Computing, Querying Distributed RDF

William Van Woensel; Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Multi-Strategy Semantic Web Reasoning for Medical Knowledge Bases Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Workshop on Biomedical Data Mining, Modeling, and Semantic Integration: A Promising Approach to Solving Unmet Medical Needs (BDM2I2015), 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Health Informatics, Knowledge Based Systems, Ontology, Semantic Web

Amina Russell; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi

The Shared Decision Making Frontier: Managing Non-Critical Chronic Illness by Combining Behavioural & Decision Theory with Online Technology Inproceedings

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomedical Technology Intervention, Choice Architecture, Chronic Illness, Shared Decision Making

William Van Woensel; Patrice C. Roy; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Mobile and Intelligent Patient Diary for Chronic Disease Self-Management Inproceedings

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 118–122, IOS Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-61499-563-0.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chronic Disease Management, Mobile Health, Patient Diary, Patient Empowerment, Self-Management

2014

William Van Woensel

Mobile, Client-Side Discovery of Semantic Services in the Physical World Inproceedings

5th Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services, 2014.

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William Van Woensel; Newres Al Haider; Ahmad Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Cross-Platform Benchmark Framework for Mobile Semantic Web Reasoning Engines Inproceedings

The Semantic Web - ISWC 2014 - 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014. Proceedings, Part I, pp. 389–408, 2014.

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William Van Woensel; Newres Al Haider; Patrice C Roy; Ahmad Marwan Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Comparison of Mobile Rule Engines for Reasoning on Semantic Web Based Health Data Inproceedings

Śl?zak, Dominik; Nguyen, Hung Son; Reformat, Marek; Jr., Eugene Santos (Ed.): 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2014), pp. 126–133, IEEE Computer Society Press, Warsaw, Poland, 2014.

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Patrice C Roy; Newres Al Haider; William Van Woensel; Ahmad Marwan Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Towards Guideline Compliant Clinical Decision Support System Integration in Smart and Mobile Environments: Formalizing and Using Clinical Guidelines For Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Inproceedings

AAAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments (ATSE 2014), AAAI Press, Quebec, Canada, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Health Informatics

2013

William Van Woensel

Mobile, client-side context-provisioning via the integrated querying of online semantic web data PhD Thesis

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2013.

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2012

William Van Woensel; Miriam Gil; Sven Casteleyn; Estefania Serral; Vicente Pelechano

Adapting the Obtrusiveness of Service Interactions in Dynamically Discovered Environments Inproceedings

Zheng, Kan ; Li, Mo ; Jiang, Hongbo (Ed.): Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, pp. 250–262, Springer-Verlag, Beijing, China, 2012.

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2011

William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Elien Paret; Olga De Troyer

Mobile Querying of Online Semantic Web Data for Context-Aware Applications Journal Article

IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue (Semantics in Location-Based Services), 15 (6), pp. 32–39, 2011, ISSN: 1089-7801.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Mobile Computing, Semantic Web

William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Olga De Troyer

A Generic Approach for On-The-Fly Adding of Context-Aware Features to Existing Websites Inproceedings

De Bra, Paul ; Grø nbaek, Kaj (Ed.): Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, pp. 143–152, ACM, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0256-2.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Semantic Web

Elien Paret; William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Beat Signer; Olga De Troyer

Efficient Querying of Distributed RDF Sources in Mobile Settings based on a Source Index Model Inproceedings

Shakshuki, Elhandi ; Younas, Muhammad (Ed.): Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems, pp. 554–561, Elsevier, Procedia Computer Science, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2011.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Querying Distributed RDF, RDF indexing, SPARQL

Elien Paret; William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Beat Signer; Olga De Troyer

Efficient Mobile Querying of Distributed RDF Sources Inproceedings

Antoniou, Grigoris ; Grobelnik, Marko ; Simperl, Elena Paslaru Bontas ; Parsia, Bijan ; Plexousakis, Dimitris ; De Leenheer, Pieter ; Pan, Jeff Z (Ed.): Proceedings of the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (Poster), Springer-Verlag, Heraklion, Greece, 2011.

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William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Elien Paret; Olga De Troyer

Transparent Mobile Querying of Online RDF sources using Semantic Indexing and Caching Inproceedings

Bouguettaya, Athman ; Hauswirth, Manfred ; Liu, Ling (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering, pp. 185–198, Springer-Verlag, Sydney, Australia, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-642-24433-9.

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2010

Sven Casteleyn; William Van Woensel; Olga De Troyer

Assisting Mobile Web Users: Client-Side Injection of Context-Sensitive Cues into Websites Inproceedings

Kotsis, Gabriele ; Taniar, David ; Pardede, Eric ; Saleh, Imad ; Khalil, Ismail (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services, pp. 443–450, ACM, Paris, France, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0421-4.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: mobile application, Semantic Web

William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Olga De Troyer

Applying Semantic Web Technology in a Mobile Setting: The Person Matcher Inproceedings

Benatallah, Boualem ; Casati, Fabio ; Kappel, Gerti ; Rossi, Gustavo (Ed.): Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Engineering, pp. 506–509, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2010, ISBN: 3-642-13910-8, 978-3-642-13910-9.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Semantic Web

2009

Sven Casteleyn; William Van Woensel; Kees van der Sluijs; Geert-Jan Houben

Aspect-Oriented Adaptation Specification in Web Information Systems: A Semantics-based Approach Journal Article

New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 15 (1), pp. 39–71, 2009, ISSN: 1361-4568.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Aspect-orientation, Semantic Web

William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Olga Troyer

A Framework for Decentralized, Context-Aware Mobile Applications Using Semantic Web Technology Inproceedings

Meersman, Robert ; Herrero, Pilar ; Dillon, Tharam S (Ed.): Proceedings of the Confederated International Workshops and Posters on On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, pp. 88–97, Springer-Verlag, Villamoura, Portugal, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-642-05289-7.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Information Personalization

William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Olga De Troyer

SCOUT: A Framework for Personalized Context-Aware Mobile Applications Inproceedings

Rossi, Gustavo (Ed.): Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Engineering (Doctoral Consortium), CEUR-WS, San Sebastian, Spain, 2009.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Information Personalization

2008

Pieter Bellekens; Kees Van Der Sluijs; William Van Woensel; Sven Casteleyn; Geert-Jan Houben

Achieving Efficient Access to Large Integrated Sets of Semantic Data in Web Applications Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Engineering, pp. 52–64, IEEE Computer Society, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3261-5.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Query Optimization, Reasoning, Semantic Web

2007

Sven Casteleyn; William Van Woensel; Geert-Jan Houben

A Semantics-Based Aspect-Oriented Approach to Adaptation in Web Engineering Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, pp. 189–198, ACM, Manchester, UK, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-59593-820-6.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Semantic Web

Miscellaneous

The idea is to have here a list of my non-academic interests.

A lifetime ago I developed a few websites. You can find them here:

  • BeersFromBelgium.eu: a Web 2.0 website with a huge database on Belgian beers. Users can keep a list of tasted and to-taste beers, get beers recommended based on their beer preferences, and add/edit existing beers.
  • VW Heaters: a webshop for both professional and household heating equipment.
  • VW Cleaners: a webshop for industrial and professional cleaning equipment, including vacuum cleaners, pressure washers and the like.