Contexts, Domains, and Software

  • Alfs Berztiss
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1688)


We survey some issues that relate to context dependence and context sensitivity in the development of software, particularly in relation to information systems by defining a range of context-related concepts. Domain models are identified as the appropriate framework for dealing with context-related issues.


Domain Model Context Dependence Context Evolution Context Switch Play Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfs Berztiss
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  1. 1.SYSLABUniversity of StockholmSweden
  2. 2.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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