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, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 200–211 | Cite as

Context-awareness in wearable and ubiquitous computing

  • D. Abowd
  • A. K. Dey
  • R. Orr
  • J. Brotherton
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Abstract

A common focus shared by researchers in mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing is the attempt to break away from the traditional desktop computing paradigm. Computational services need to become as mobile as their users. Whether that service mobility is achieved by equipping the user with computational power or by instrumenting the environment, all services need to be extended to take advantage of the constantly changing context in which they are accessed. This paper will report on work carried out by the Future Computing Environments Group at Georgia Tech to provide infrastructure for context-aware computing. We will describe some of the fundamental issues involved in contextaware computing, solutions we have generated to provide a flexible infrastructure and several applications that take advantage of context awareness to allow freedom from traditional desktop computing.

Keywords

Context-aware computing Ubiquitous computing Consumer applications Personal information mangement Tourism Voice-only interaction Positioning systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GVU CenterCollege Computing Georgia Institute of Technology AtlantaUSA

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