Personalized Vaccination Using Ontology Based Profiling


7th Research Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR), Thessaloniki, Yunanistan, 19 - 22 Kasım 2013, cilt.390, ss.213-224

  • Cilt numarası: 390
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-319-03437-9_22
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Thessaloniki
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Yunanistan
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.213-224


Ontology-based knowledge representation and modeling for vaccine domain provides an effective mechanism to improve the quality of healthcare information systems. Vaccination process generally includes different processes like vaccine research and development, production, transportation, administration and tracking of the adverse events that may occur after the administration of vaccine. Moreover, vaccination process may cause some side effects that could cause permanent disability or even be fatal. Therefore, it is important to build and store the vaccine information by developing a vaccine data standardization. In the vaccination process, there are different stakeholders, such as individuals who get the vaccination, health professionals who apply the vaccination, health organizations, vaccine producers, pharmacies and drug warehouses. In this paper, a vaccine data standardization is proposed and a generic user modeling is applied in the context of personalized vaccination for healthcare information systems. Besides, policies are also used to strengthen the proposed personalized vaccination model by defining clinical guidances for individuals. The proposed personalized vaccination system offers a better management of vaccination process and supports the tracking of individual's medical information.