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Modeling Context Information In Pervasive Computing Systems

Henricksen, Karen, Indulska, Jadwiga, & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2002) Modeling Context Information In Pervasive Computing Systems. In Pervasive 02, 26-28 August, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Abstract

As computing becomes more pervasive, the nature of applications must change accordingly. In particular, applications must become more flexible in order to respond to highly dynamic computing environments, and more autonomous, to reflect the growing ratio of applications to users and the corresponding decline in the attention a user can devote to each. That is, applications must become more context-aware. To facilitate the programming of such applications, infrastructure is required to gather, manage, and disseminate context information to applications. This paper is concerned with the development of appropriate context modeling concepts for pervasive computing, which can form the basis for such a context management infrastructure. This model overcomes problems associated with previous context models, including their lack of formality and generality, and also tackles issues such as wide variations in information quality, the existence of complex relationships amongst context information and temporal aspects of context.

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ID Code: 10220
Item Type: Conference Paper
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45866-2_14
ISBN: 9783540440604
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Springer
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Deposited On: 17 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2012 11:29

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