Thomson, G. and Nixon, P. and Terzis, S. (2004) Towards ad-hoc situation determination. In: First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management, 2004-01-01.
Download (62kB) | Preview
Toolkits such as PlaceLab  have been successful in making location information freely available for use in experimental ubiquitous computing applications. As users' expectations of ubiquitous computing applications grow, we envisage a need for tools that can deliver a much richer set of contextual information. The high-level situation of the current environment is a key contextual element, and this position paper focuses on a method to provide this information for an ad-hoc group of people and devices. The contributions of this paper are i) a demonstration of how information retrieval (IR) techniques can be applied to situation determination in context-aware systems, ii) a proposal of a novel approach to situation determination that combines these adapted IR techniques with a process of cooperative interaction, and iii) a report of preliminary results. The approach offers a high level of utility and accuracy, with a greater level of automation than other contemporary approaches.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||ad-hoc situation determination, Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2007|
|Last modified:||04 Aug 2016 15:34|