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Towards dynamic context discovery and composition

Thomson, G. and Terzis, S. and Nixon, P. (2003) Towards dynamic context discovery and composition. In: 1st UK-UbiNet Workshop, 2003-09-25 - 2003-09-26.

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Abstract

Context-awareness has been identified as a key characteristic for pervasive computing systems. As a variety of context-aware environments begin to flourish, pervasive applications shall have to interact different environments well. In this paper we propose extensions to the Strathclyde Context Infrastructure that gives context-aware applications the potential to adapt to unfamiliar environments transparently. We present a vision of a context discovery technique based on automated semantic reasoning about context information and services. The technique will offer higher levels of scalability and of interoperability with new context environments that cannot be achieved with current methods.