Context in Computing

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach for Modeling the Real World

  • Patrick Brézillon
  • Avelino J. Gonzalez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Avelino J. Gonzalez, Patrick Brézillon
    Pages 1-5
  3. Context in Software and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Vaninha Vieira, Patrícia Tedesco, Ana Carolina Salgado
      Pages 9-24
    3. Feras A. Batarseh
      Pages 25-44
    4. Bruno Antunes, Barbara Furtado, Paulo Gomes
      Pages 45-62
    5. Alan Colman, Mahmoud Hussein, Jun Han, Malinda Kapuruge
      Pages 63-82
    6. Hamed Vahdat-Nejad
      Pages 83-96
  4. Context in the Computing Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Cynthia L. Johnson
      Pages 113-126
    3. Arun Kishore Ramakrishnan, Davy Preuveneers, Yolande Berbers
      Pages 127-141
    4. Victor Hung
      Pages 143-154
    5. Pierrick Marie, Thierry Desprats, Sophie Chabridon, Michelle Sibilla
      Pages 155-172
    6. Nicolas Liampotis, Ioanna Roussaki, Nikos Kalatzis, Eliza Papadopoulou, João Miguel Gonçalves, Ioannis Papaioannou et al.
      Pages 187-201
  5. Context in the Individual Human Dimension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Jeanne E Parker, Debra L Hollister
      Pages 205-219
    3. Yaser Mowafi, Rami Alazrai, Ahmad Zmily
      Pages 221-236
    4. Leendert W. M. Wienhofen, Davy Preuveneers, Pieter J. Toussaint, Yolande Berbers
      Pages 237-253

About this book


This volume explores how context has been and can be used in computing to model human behaviors, actions and communications as well as to manage data and knowledge. It addresses context management and exploitation of context for sharing experience across domains.

The book serves as a user-centric guide for readers wishing to develop context-based applications, as well as an intellectual reference on the concept of context. It provides a broad yet deep treatment of context in computing and related areas that depend heavily on computing. The coverage is broad because of its cross-disciplinary nature but treats topics at a sufficient depth to permit a reader to implement context in his/her computational endeavors.

The volume addresses how context can be integrated in software and systems and how it can be used in a computing environment. Furthermore, the use of context to represent the human dimension, individually as well as collectively is explained. Contributions also include descriptions of how context has been represented in formal as well as non-formal, structured approaches. The last section describes several human behavior representation paradigms based on the concept of context as its central representational element.

The depth and breadth of this content is certain to provide useful as well as intellectually enriching information to readers of diverse backgrounds who have an interest in or are intrigued by using context to assist in their representation of the real world.


Context context aware applications context management context modeling context-aware applications context-based reasoning context-mediated behaviors context-sensitive collaboration contextual cognition contextual reasoning pervasive computing ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Brézillon
    • 1
  • Avelino J. Gonzalez
    • 2
  1. 1.University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC)ParisFrance
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1886-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1887-4
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