Interoperating Context Discovery Mechanisms

Tom Broens, Remco Poortinga, Jasper Aarts

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 application’s lifespan. In this paper, we discuss a middleware mechanism that enables 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.

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Broens T., Poortinga R. and Aarts J. (2007). Interoperating Context Discovery Mechanisms . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing - Volume 1: ACT4SOC, (ICSOFT 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-08-1, pages 75-84. DOI: 10.5220/0001348400750084


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@conference{act4soc07,
author={Tom Broens and Remco Poortinga and Jasper Aarts},
title={Interoperating Context Discovery Mechanisms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing - Volume 1: ACT4SOC, (ICSOFT 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={75-84},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001348400750084},
isbn={978-989-8111-08-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing - Volume 1: ACT4SOC, (ICSOFT 2007)
TI - Interoperating Context Discovery Mechanisms
SN - 978-989-8111-08-1
AU - Broens T.
AU - Poortinga R.
AU - Aarts J.
PY - 2007
SP - 75
EP - 84
DO - 10.5220/0001348400750084