Towards a Context Binding Transparency

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

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    Abstract

    Context-aware applications use context information, like location or identification of nearby objects of interest, to adapt their behavior to the current situation of the user. These applications acquire context information from distributed context sources, like GPS receivers and RFID beacons. Consequently, context-aware applications must be able to discover, select and bind to suitable context sources. Furthermore, due to the dynamic nature of context sources, their (lasting) availability is not guaranteed and the quality of their context information may vary. This makes maintaining a context binding – i.e., a binding between a context source and an application - complex. In this paper, we propose a context binding transparency that simplifies creating and maintaining a context binding. The proposed solution encompasses a language to specify context requirements and offerings, and interfaces to retrieve the requested context information. The responsibility for discovery, selection, binding and maintenance of required bindings is delegated to our underlying middleware, coined CACI. By providing this context binding transparency, we reduce the required development effort for creating context-aware applications.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages9-16
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-73529-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
    Event13th Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on European Network of Universities and Companies in Information and Communication Engineering, EUNICE 2007 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Jul 200720 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number06472
    Volume4606

    Conference

    Conference13th Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on European Network of Universities and Companies in Information and Communication Engineering, EUNICE 2007
    Abbreviated titleEUNICE
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period18/07/0720/07/07

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • IR-67135
    • METIS-241639
    • EWI-9929

    Cite this

    Broens, T. H. F., Quartel, D., & van Sinderen, M. J. (2007). Towards a Context Binding Transparency. In Proceedings of the 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School (pp. 9-16). [10.1007/978-3-540-73530-4_2] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4606, No. 06472). London: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73530-4_2