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Scatterbox: Context-aware message management


Knox, S and Shannon, R and Coyle, L and Clear, AK and Dobson, S and Quigley, AJ and Nixon, Paddy, Scatterbox: Context-aware message management , Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 22, (5) pp. 549-568. ISSN 0992-499X (2008) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3166/ria.22.549-568


Applications that rely on mobile devices for user interaction must be mindful of the userís limited attention, which will typically be split between several competing tasks. Content delivery in such systems must be adapted closely to usersí evolving situations and shifting priorities, in a way that cannot be accomplished using static filtering determined a priori. We propose a more dynamic context-driven approach to content delivery. We demonstrate our approach using Scatterbox, a pervasive computing application we have developed which performs sensor fusion to derive a userís current situation. Based on the userís level of interruptibility, Scatterbox prioritises and forwards relevant messages to their mobile phone. We draw conclusions from a preliminary evaluation of the system.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:69505
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-25

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