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Context Modelling and Management in Ambient-Aware Pervasive Environments

  • Maria Strimpakou
  • Ioanna Roussaki
  • Carsten Pils
  • Michael Angermann
  • Patrick Robertson
  • Miltiades Anagnostou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3479)

Abstract

Services in pervasive computing systems must evolve so that they become minimally intrusive and exhibit inherent proactiveness and dynamic adaptability to the current conditions, user preferences and environment. Con-text awareness has the potential to greatly reduce the human attention and interaction bottlenecks, to give the user the impression that services fade into the background, and to support intelligent personalization and adaptability features. To establish this functionality, an infrastructure is required to collect, manage, maintain, synchronize, infer and disseminate context information towards applications and users. This paper presents a context model and ambient context management system that have been integrated into a pervasive service platform. This research is being carried out in the DAIDALOS IST Integrated Project for pervasive environments. The final goal is to integrate the platform developed with a heterogeneous all-IP network, in order to provide intelligent pervasive services to mobile and non-mobile users based on a robust context-aware environment.

Keywords

Context Information Context Modelling Inference Engine Pervasive Computing Context Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Strimpakou
    • 1
  • Ioanna Roussaki
    • 1
  • Carsten Pils
    • 2
  • Michael Angermann
    • 3
  • Patrick Robertson
    • 3
  • Miltiades Anagnostou
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science 4AachenGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Communications and NavigationGerman Aerospace CenterWessling/OberpfaffenhofenGermany

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