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Towards a Middleware for Generalised Context Management


Glassey, R and Stevenson, G and Richmond, M and Nixon, Paddy and Terzis, S and Wang, F and Ferguson, I, Towards a Middleware for Generalised Context Management, International Middleware Conference, Workshop Proceedings (in Middleware 2003 Companion), 17 Jun 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 45-52. ISBN 9788587926036 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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It is widely accepted in the Pervasive Computing community that contextual interactions are the key to the delivery of truly calm technology. However, there is currently no easy way to incorporate contextual data into an application. If contextual data is used, it is generally in an ad hoc manner, which means that developers have to spend time on low-level details. There have been many projects investigating this area, however as yet none of them provide support for all of the key issues of dynamic composition and flexible representation of contextual information as well as the problems of scalability and adaptability to environmental changes. In this paper we present the Strathclyde Context Infrastructure (SCI), a middleware infrastructure for discovery, aggregation, and delivery of context information.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69429
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-09-03

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