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Situvis: A sensor data analysis and abstraction tool for pervasive computing systems


Clear, AK and Holland, T and Dobson, S and Quigley, A and Shannon, R and Nixon, PA, Situvis: A sensor data analysis and abstraction tool for pervasive computing systems, Pervasive and Mobile Computing , 6, (5) pp. 575-589. ISSN 1574-1192 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.pmcj.2010.04.002


Pervasive systems are large-scale systems consisting of many sensors capturing numerous types of information. As this data is highly voluminous and dimensional, data analysis tasks can be extremely cumbersome and time-consuming. Enabling computers to recognise real-world situations is an even more difficult problem, involving not only data analysis, but also consistency checking. Here we present Situvis, an interactive visualisation tool for representing sensor data and creating higher-level abstractions from the data. This paper builds on previous work, Clear et al. (2009) [8] through evolved tool functionality and an evaluation of Situvis. A user-trial consisting of 10 participants shows that Situvis can be used to complete the key tasks in the development process of situation specifications in over 50% less time than an improvised alternative toolset.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Pervasive computing, interactive visualisation, context-awareness
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, PA (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:70112
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-06-03
Last Modified:2015-02-13
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