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Context in Computing

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach for Modeling the Real World

  • Provides over 30 contributions from leading researchers to create the defining work on the subject of context in computing

  • Focuses on a user-centric approach for modeling with context

  • Covers a range of disciplines including computer science (artificial intelligence, machine learning, decision support, modeling and simulation, validation and verification of software), mathematical logic, engineering, medicine/health care, cognitive science, linguistics, education and training

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Table of contents (34 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    • Avelino J. Gonzalez, Patrick Brézillon
    Pages 1-5
  3. Context in Software and Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. The CSS Design Process: On Supporting Context-Sensitive Systems Development

      • Vaninha Vieira, Patrícia Tedesco, Ana Carolina Salgado
      Pages 9-24
    3. Context-Driven Testing on the Cloud

      • Feras A. Batarseh
      Pages 25-44
    4. Context-Based Search, Recommendation and Browsing in Software Development

      • Bruno Antunes, Barbara Furtado, Paulo Gomes
      Pages 45-62
    5. Context Aware and Adaptive Systems

      • Alan Colman, Mahmoud Hussein, Jun Han, Malinda Kapuruge
      Pages 63-82
    6. Context-Aware Middleware: A Review

      • Hamed Vahdat-Nejad
      Pages 83-96
  4. Context in the Computing Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Context and Machine Learning

      • Cynthia L. Johnson
      Pages 113-126
    3. A Bayesian Framework for Life-Long Learning in Context-Aware Mobile Applications

      • Arun Kishore Ramakrishnan, Davy Preuveneers, Yolande Berbers
      Pages 127-141
    4. Context and NLP

      • Victor Hung
      Pages 143-154
    5. The QoCIM Framework: Concepts and Tools for Quality of Context Management

      • Pierrick Marie, Thierry Desprats, Sophie Chabridon, Michelle Sibilla
      Pages 155-172
    6. Context-Sensitive Trust Evaluation in Cooperating Smart Spaces

      • 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. The Cognitive Science Basis for Context

      • Jeanne E Parker, Debra L Hollister
      Pages 205-219
    3. User-Centered Approaches to Context Awareness: Prospects and Challenges

      • Yaser Mowafi, Rami Alazrai, Ahmad Zmily
      Pages 221-236
    4. Event Quality Awareness for Contextualized Decision Support in e-Health Applications

      • 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.

Keywords

  • 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

  • University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France

    Patrick Brézillon

  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

    Avelino J. Gonzalez

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Context in Computing

  • Book Subtitle: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach for Modeling the Real World

  • Editors: Patrick Brézillon, Avelino J. Gonzalez

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1887-4

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-1886-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-5576-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4939-1887-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 573

  • Number of Illustrations: 147 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Artificial Intelligence, User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Computer Modelling

Buying options

eBook USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4939-1887-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)