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Situvis: visualising multivariate context information to evaluate situation specifications


Clear, AK and Shannon, R and Holland, T and Dobson, S and Quigley, A and Nixon, Paddy, Situvis: visualising multivariate context information to evaluate situation specifications, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Ubiquitous Systems Evaluation, 21-24 September, 2008, Seoul, South Korea EJ (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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One of the many challenges faced when evaluating context aware ubiquitous systems is to gain some understanding of the constant influx of context data into the system. Elsewhere, context has been distilled into more natural abstractions called situations with the aim of making these systems more understandable and intuitive to develop applications for, though codifying and manipulating these situations still presents problems. We introduce Situvis, a tool we have developed based on the Parallel Coordinates Visualisation technique, which assists users by visually representing the conditions that need to be present for a situation to be triggered in terms of the real-world context that is being recorded in their system, and allows the user to visually inspect these properties, evaluate their correctness, and change them as required. We describe the use of our tool with a small user study.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Pervasive computing
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:69501
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-10-20

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