Infrastructural Support for Dynamic Context Bindings

T.H.F. Broens, Aart van Halteren, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    Abstract

    Research in context-aware systems shows that using context information enables the development of personalized mobile applications. The context acquisition process in a context-aware (CA) system consists of two main roles: context producing entities (e.g. wrapped sensors) and context consuming entities (e.g. CA application). A CA system can be seen as a hierarchy of associated context producers and consumers which exchange contextual information. Managing contextual information used in context aware systems, introduces additional complexity for mobile application developers. We focus on the dynamic processes of discovery, selection, (re)binding and monitoring of entities that produce context information. Dynamic context binding is complex because of the dynamic nature, in terms of availability and quality, of context producers. We propose to delegate the responsibility for context binding to the middleware infrastructure and provide application designers with a declarative language to specify context information requirements on a high-level of abstraction. In this way, our Context-Aware Component Infrastructure (CACI) provides support for dynamic context bindings between application components and context producers.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages82-97
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-47842-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2006
    Event1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2006 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Oct 200627 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number2
    Volume4272
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2006
    Abbreviated titleEuroSSC
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period25/10/0627/10/06

    Keywords

    • EWI-6062
    • IR-66185
    • METIS-238071
    • SCS-Services

    Cite this

    Broens, T. H. F., van Halteren, A., & van Sinderen, M. J. (2006). Infrastructural Support for Dynamic Context Bindings. In Proceedings of the First European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (pp. 82-97). [10.1007/11907503] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4272, No. 2). London: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/11907503, https://doi.org/10.1007/11907503_7