Situations in Conceptual Modeling of Context

P. Dockhorn Costa, João Andrade Almeida, Luis Ferreira Pires, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    In previous work, we have defined conceptual foundations that can be beneficially used in context modeling. These conceptual foundations include the separation of entity and context, and the characterization of context as either Intrinsic or Relational. This paper aims at extending this approach by introducing the ontological concept of Situation as means of composing the elements of our ontology (entities, intrinsic and relational contexts) to model particular states of affairs of interest. Our concepts have been inspired by and aligned with conceptual theories from the fields of philosophy and cognitive sciences.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops (EDOCW'06)
    EditorsM. Spies, G. Guizzardi, W. Guerd
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2743-4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
    Event10th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2006 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: 16 Oct 200620 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 10

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Press


    Conference10th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2006
    Abbreviated titleEDOC
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong


    • METIS-238201
    • IR-57685
    • Context awareness
    • EWI-7025
    • SCS-Services

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