Towards Conceptual Foundations for Context-Aware Applications

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

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    In this paper we aim at defining conceptual foundations for context-aware applications. We argue that the concepts of entity and context should be separated in conceptual models for context-aware applications. Further, we propose a novel approach that characterizes context as either intrinsic or relational. The concepts we propose in this paper have been inspired by and aligned with conceptual theories from the fields of philosophy and cognitive sciences. Since we concentrate on conceptual modeling, understandability and clarity are given precedence over properties such as efficiency and tractability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModeling and retrieval of context
    Subtitle of host publicationpapers from the AAAI workshop ; [MRC 2006
    EditorsT.R. Roth-Berghofer, S. Schulz, D.B. Leake
    Place of PublicationMenlo Park, CA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-57735-294-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 AAAI Workshop on Modeling and Retrieval of Context - Boston, United States
    Duration: 16 Jul 200617 Jul 2006

    Publication series

    NameAAAI Technical Report
    PublisherAAAI Press


    Workshop2006 AAAI Workshop on Modeling and Retrieval of Context
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • METIS-238106
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-6189
    • IR-63200


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