Capturing Context Requirements

T.H.F. Broens, Dick Quartel, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    Context-aware applications require context information to adapt their behaviour to the current situation. When developing context-aware applications, application developers need to transform specific application context requirements into application logic to discover, select and bind to suitable sources of context information. To facilitate the development of context-aware applications, we propose a Context Binding Transparency that simplifies the process of retrieving context information. A major element of this transparency is the declarative approach to capturing context requirements. This enables application developers to specify their context requirements at a high level of abstraction rather than in programming code, and thus to separate the transformation of context requirements into context binding logic from the development of the actual application logic. In this way, we try to decrease the development effort and facilitate maintenance and evolution of context-aware applications. This paper discusses the design of this binding transparency; especially focusing on the language we developed to capture context requirements.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Smart Sensing and Context Conference, EuroSSC 2007
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-75695-8
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
    Event2nd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2007 - Kendal, Lake District, United Kingdom
    Duration: 23 Oct 200725 Oct 2007
    Conference number: 2

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference2nd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2007
    Abbreviated titleEuroSSC
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityKendal, Lake District


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