Interoperating Context Discovery Mechanisms

Tom Broens, Remco Poortinga, Jasper Aarts

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    Abstract

    Context-Aware applications adapt their behaviour to the current situation of the user. This information, for instance user location and user availability, is called context information. Context is delivered by distributed context sources that need to be discovered before they can be used to retrieve context. Currently, multiple context discovery mechanisms exist, exhibiting heterogeneous capabilities (e.g. communication mechanisms, and data formats), which can be available to context-aware applications at arbitrary moments during the ap-plication’s lifespan. In this paper, we discuss a middleware mechanism that en-ables a (mobile) context-aware application to interoperate transparently with different context discovery mechanisms available at run-time. The goal of the proposed mechanism is to hide the heterogeneity and availability of context discovery mechanisms for context-aware applications, thereby facilitating their development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing, ACT4SOC 2007
    EditorsMarten van Sinderen
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC PRESS
    Pages75-84
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8111-08-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
    Event1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing, ACT4SOC 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 22 Jul 200722 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 1
    http://www.icsoft.org/ICSOFT2007/ACT4SOC.htm

    Workshop

    Workshop1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing, ACT4SOC 2007
    Abbreviated titleACT4SOC
    CountrySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period22/07/0722/07/07
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    Keywords

    • EWI-10355
    • METIS-241728
    • IR-64148

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    Broens, T., Poortinga, R., & Aarts, J. (2007). Interoperating Context Discovery Mechanisms. In M. van Sinderen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing, ACT4SOC 2007 (pp. 75-84). Portugal: INSTICC PRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0001348400750084