Bridging context management systems for different types of pervasive computing environments

Cristian Hesselman, Hartmut Benz, Pravin Pawar, Fei Liu, Maarten Wegdam, Martin Wibbels, Tom Broens, Jacco Brok

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Abstract

A context management system is a distributed system that enables applications to obtain context information about (mobile) users and forms a key component of any pervasive computing environment. Context management systems are however very environment-specific (e.g., specific for home environments) and therefore do not interoperate very well. This limits the operation of context-aware applications because they cannot get context information on users that reside in an environment served by a context management system that is of a different type than the one used by the application. This is particularly important for mobile users, whose context information is typically available through different types of context management systems as they move across different environments. In this paper, we address this interoperability problem by placing bridges between different types of context management systems, in particular systems for home, mobile, and ad-hoc environments. The novelty of our bridges is that they focus on resolving functional differences between context management systems, whereas prior work in this area concentrates on resolving differences in data models. We discuss our bridging architecture and zoom in on a few selected bridges, focusing on their context discovery and exchange functions. We also outline how we implemented these bridges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008
Subtitle of host publicationInnsbruck, Austria, February 13 - 15, 2008
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherICST
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-984-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2008
Event1st International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 15 Feb 200817 Feb 2008
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameACM international conference proceeding series
PublisherACM
Volume278

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008
Abbreviated titleMOBILWARE
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period15/02/0817/02/08

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Ubiquitous computing
Mobile homes
Interoperability
Data structures

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • Context management
  • Interoperability
  • Bridging

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Hesselman, C., Benz, H., Pawar, P., Liu, F., Wegdam, M., Wibbels, M., ... Brok, J. (2008). Bridging context management systems for different types of pervasive computing environments. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008: Innsbruck, Austria, February 13 - 15, 2008 (pp. 1-8). (ACM international conference proceeding series; Vol. 278). Brussels, Belgium: ICST. https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2859
Hesselman, Cristian ; Benz, Hartmut ; Pawar, Pravin ; Liu, Fei ; Wegdam, Maarten ; Wibbels, Martin ; Broens, Tom ; Brok, Jacco. / Bridging context management systems for different types of pervasive computing environments. Proceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008: Innsbruck, Austria, February 13 - 15, 2008. Brussels, Belgium : ICST, 2008. pp. 1-8 (ACM international conference proceeding series).
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Hesselman, C, Benz, H, Pawar, P, Liu, F, Wegdam, M, Wibbels, M, Broens, T & Brok, J 2008, Bridging context management systems for different types of pervasive computing environments. in Proceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008: Innsbruck, Austria, February 13 - 15, 2008. ACM international conference proceeding series, vol. 278, ICST, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 1-8, 1st International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008, Innsbruck, Austria, 15/02/08. https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2859

Bridging context management systems for different types of pervasive computing environments. / Hesselman, Cristian; Benz, Hartmut; Pawar, Pravin; Liu, Fei; Wegdam, Maarten; Wibbels, Martin; Broens, Tom; Brok, Jacco.

Proceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008: Innsbruck, Austria, February 13 - 15, 2008. Brussels, Belgium : ICST, 2008. p. 1-8 (ACM international conference proceeding series; Vol. 278).

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Hesselman C, Benz H, Pawar P, Liu F, Wegdam M, Wibbels M et al. Bridging context management systems for different types of pervasive computing environments. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications, MOBILWARE 2008: Innsbruck, Austria, February 13 - 15, 2008. Brussels, Belgium: ICST. 2008. p. 1-8. (ACM international conference proceeding series). https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2859