An extensible, self contained, layered approach to context acquisition

KRAMER, Dean, KOCUROVA, Anna, OUSSENA, Samia, CLARK, Tony and KOMISARCZUK, Peter (2011). An extensible, self contained, layered approach to context acquisition. In: TERZIS, Sotirios, (ed.) M-MPAC '11 : Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive Mobile and Embedded Computing. ACM, p. 6.

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Smart phones show increasing capabilities for context-aware applications. The development of such applications involves implementation of mechanisms for context acquisition and context adaptation. To facilitate efficient use of the device's resources and avoid monitoring the same context changes from multiple points, it is necessary that applications share the context acquisition mechanism. In this paper, we intend to develop a generic context acquisition engine which is capable of context capturing, composition and broadcasting. By deploying the engine on a mobile device, context changes are monitored from single point and disseminated to various context aware applications running on the same device. As a proof of concept, the context acquisition engine has been implemented on the Android platform.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
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Page Range: p. 6
Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 18:15

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