Utilizing context in adaptive information services for pervasive computing environments
Item Type:Conference Paper
Citation:Power, R., O'Sullivan, D., Conlan, O., Lewis, D., Wade, V. `Utilizing context in adaptive information services for pervasive computing environments? in proceedings of the Workshop on Applying Adaptive Hypermedia Techniques to Service Oriented Environments: Pervasive Adaptive Web Services and Context Aware Computing, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, August 2004
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Ubiquitous and pervasive computing environments have the potential to provide rich sources of information about a user and their surroundings. Such context information may form a ba-sis upon which Adaptive Information Services may be adapted. However, the nature of context in-formation means that it is usually gathered in an ad-hoc and distributed manner with many devices and sensors storing potentially relevant data. The reconciliation and reasoning across this information presents a research challenge, but has the possibility of yielding valuable insights about users. In an ad-hoc pervasive computing environment, determining context information cannot rely on a fixed meta-data schema. This work shows how an ontology driven context service architecture will perform distributed open schema queries over heterogeneous context sources in order to provide information service adaptation.
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