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Using context and preferences to implement self-adapting pervasive computing applications

Henricksen, Karen, Indulska, Jadwiga, & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2006) Using context and preferences to implement self-adapting pervasive computing applications. Software: Practice and Experience, 36(11-12), pp. 1307-1330.

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Abstract

Applications that use contextual information in order to adapt their behaviour to changing operating environments and user requirements are being explored as part of the vision of pervasive or ubiquitous computing. Despite recent advances in infrastructure to support these applications through the acquisition, interpretation and dissemination of context data from sensors, they remain prohibitively difficult to develop. The primary reason for this difficulty is a lack of appropriately high-level abstractions for describing, reasoning about and exploiting context information as a basis for adaptation. In this paper, we present our efforts to address this challenge, focusing on our novel approach involving the use of preference information as a basis for making flexible adaptation decisions. We also discuss our experiences in applying our conceptual and software frameworks for context and preference modelling to a case study involving the development of an adaptive communication application.

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ID Code: 8053
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author: r.andry@qut.edu.au
Keywords: context, awareness • self, adapting applications • pervasive computing • preference modelling
DOI: 10.1002/spe.760
ISSN: 1097-024X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified (080199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:23

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