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Towards Ad-hoc Situation Determination

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Thomson, G and Nixon, P and Terzis, S, Towards Ad-hoc Situation Determination, Technical Program, First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management, UbiComp 2004, 7 September 2004, Nottingham, England EJ (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Toolkits such as PlaceLab [1] have been successful in making location information freely available for use in experimental ubiquitous computing applications. As users’ expectations of ubiquitous computing applications grow, we envisage a need for tools that can deliver a much richer set of contextual information. The high-level situation of the current environment is a key contextual element, and this position paper focuses on a method to provide this information for an ad-hoc group of people and devices. The contributions of this paper are i) a demonstration of how information retrieval (IR) techniques can be applied to situation determination in context-aware systems, ii) a proposal of a novel approach to situation determination that combines these adapted IR techniques with a process of cooperative interaction, and iii) a report of preliminary results. The approach offers a high level of utility and accuracy, with a greater level of automation than other contemporary approaches.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed Computing
Research Field:Ubiquitous Computing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Nixon, P (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69442
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-09-12
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