Thomson, G. and Nixon, P. and Terzis, S. (2005) Situation determination with distributed context histories. In: Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Exploiting Context Histories in Smart Environments. IEEE Computer Society, Munich, Germany.
Determining the situation within an environment is a key goal of smart environment research. A significant challenge in situation determination is reasoning about openended groups of people and devices that a smart environment may contain. Contemporary solutions are often tailored to the specific environment. In this position paper, we present a novel general situation determination framework, that by viewing people and tools as playing roles in a situation, can easily adapt recognition to incorporate the dynamic structure of a situation over time.
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