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More principled design of pervasive computing systems

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Dobson, S and Nixon, Paddy, More principled design of pervasive computing systems, Engineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive Systems, July 11-13, 2004, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 292-305. ISBN 978-3-540-26097-4 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2005 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing

DOI: doi:10.1007/11431879_20

Abstract

Pervasive computing systems are interactive systems in the large, whose behaviour must adapt to the user's changing tasks and environment using different interface modalities and devices. Since the system adapts to its changing environment, it is vital that there are close links between the structure of the environment and the corresponding structured behavioural changes. We conjecture that predictability in pervasive computing arises from having a close, structured and easily-grasped relationship between the context and the behavioural change that context engenders. In current systems this relationship is not explicitly articulated but instead exists implicitly in the system's reaction to events. Our aim is to capture the relationship in a way that can be used to both analyse pervasive computing systems and aid their design. Moreover, some applications will have a wide range of behaviours; others will vary less, or more subtly. The point is not so much what a system does as how what it does varies with context. In this paper we address the principles and semantics that underpin truly pervasive systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed Computing
Research Field:Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69439
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-11-09
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