A Rule-Based Approach Towards Context-Aware User Notification Services

R. Etter, P. Dockhorn Costa, T.H.F. Broens

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    Pervasive Computing is the vision of technology that is invisibly embedded in our natural surroundings. Users are offered unobtrusive services that require minimal attention. In this paper the Awareness and Notification Service (ANS) is presented that enables to rapidly build applications that inform users about their environment. Additionally, the service offers notifications tailored to the user’s preferences and current context. ANS takes a rule based approach based on the Event- Condition-Action pattern. Users specify when and what should be notified to them by using a convenient ANS rule language. This flexible mechanism allows to rapidly develop applications that provide context-aware notifications without the need to write programming code to activate rules, nor to implement personalized notifications.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services 2006
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1424402379
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
    EventIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services 2006 - Lyon, France
    Duration: 26 Jun 200629 Jun 2006

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services 2006
    Other26-29 Jun 2006


    • IR-62878
    • EWI-2800
    • METIS-238021

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