Context-Aware Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing for Enhanced by Dragan Stojanovic

By Dragan Stojanovic

Advances in cellular computing, instant communications, cellular positioning, and sensor applied sciences have given upward push to a brand new category of context-aware cellular and ubiquitous purposes.

Context-Aware cellular and Ubiquitous Computing for more desirable Usability: Adaptive applied sciences and functions presents thorough insights and critical study advancements on cellular applied sciences and prone. this crucial reference publication explains how clients of such functions entry clever and adaptable info prone, maximizing comfort and minimizing intrusion.

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A modular application design methodology that supports runtime adaptation Context management in a distributed setting Context-driven content and application selection, deployment, adaptation and relocation In the following sections we will argue how our design methodology and context-aware adaptation framework complies with these requirements. information is collected from the system, the user and the environment. We describe how context drives the adaptation process to structurally change applications to accommodate new requirements, optimize their deployment in a distributed setting, and personalize the content offered by the applications to the user.

The result is a twofold filtering mechanism in which content is filtered based on user’s preferences and context. The user’s preferences are represented through a set of pre-defined profiles. ) and preferences about the supplied content. In our framework, by using a user’s profile, we intend to allow users, system designers or administrators determine what information a user considers as relevant and in which circumstances. e. when the user’s context matches this potential context). The filtering rules reflect the user’s preferences considering the context associated with the profile.

In our example, the query expressed as ‘Find all dentists close to me’ can be translated to ‘Find all dentists within a range of 500m from myself’ in case that I am on foot, and to ‘Find all dentists within a range 20km from myself’ when by car. This may be extended by taking my situation into account, instead of the situation of the sender of the request. Using operators and meta-operators, one can specify queries that align with human questions asked in real world. The combination of a flexible component-based context managing system and the powerful context addressing scheme to collect relevant context information in the network enable context-aware applications to adapt their behavior to changing circumstances, and both fulfill requirement (2) on distributed context management.

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