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Global Communication with Icons in Environmental Contexts (2016)

Heimbürger, A. (2016). Global Communication with Icons in Environmental Contexts. In T. Welzer, H. Jaakkola, B. Thalheim, Y. Kiyoki, & N. Yoshida (Eds.), Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases. XXVII (pp. 95-102). Amsterdam. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 280. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-611-8-95

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Heimbürger, Anneli

Parent publication: Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases. XXVII

Parent publication editors: Welzer, Tatjana; Jaakkola, Hannu; Thalheim, Bernhard; Kiyoki, Yasushi; Yoshida, Naofumi

ISBN: 978-1-61499-610-1

Journal or series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications

ISSN: 0922-6389

eISSN: 1879-8314

Publication year: 2016

Number in series: 280

Pages range: 95-102

Number of pages in the book: 364

Publisher: Amsterdam

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-611-8-95

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/48940

Additional information: 25th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2015), held in Maribor, Slovenia, in June 2015.


Icons are small signs with fixed meanings. Icons are usually context specific. For example in the context of a hotel, the client can often find icons in hotel room books and safety guides. Scandic Hotel chain, for example, currently provides the manual for its safety system in 14 languages. There are at least two major shortcomings of this system: (1) in emergency or panic situations, it is very difficult to find your own language from the leaflet, and (2) there are no Asian languages. There is an obvious need for a global icon-based hotel safety language. In our paper, we introduce an icon-based model, language and mobile application for hotel safety.

Keywords: hotels; safety and security; mobile apps

Free keywords: global communication; icons; environmental context; hotel safety

Contributing organizations

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2016

JUFO rating: 1

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