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An Architecture for Adaptive and Adaptable Mobile Applications for Physically Handicapped People

  • Matthias Betz
  • Mahmudul Huq
  • Volkmar Pipek
  • Markus Rohde
  • Gunnar Stevens
  • Roman Englert
  • Volker Wulf
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4554)

Abstract

Context-awareness is an important capability needed in devices in a ubiquitous computing environment. Ubiquitous computing devices use different types of sensors along with the user’s interaction history in order to collect and store data. This data is then used to adapt the user’s behavior to suit the current environment. In addition to the explicit modifications by user control, the behavior of these computing devices along with the interaction amongst one another depends on the continuously changing environment conditions. These characteristics require the development of systems that have both, adaptive and an adaptable nature. Context-awareness is particularly important for physically handicapped people. This is due to the fact that context-aware ubiquitous devices are able to help them detect changes in the surrounding, which handicapped people can not do for themselves. In this research paper we suggest a general architecture of Context-Aware Adaptable System (CAAS). We exemplify this architecture with an Ambient Service prototype that we have developed.

Keywords

Context-Aware Adaptable System (CAAS) Ambient Service (AS) End User Development (EUD) Adaptivity Adaptability Mediation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Betz
    • 1
  • Mahmudul Huq
    • 1
  • Volkmar Pipek
    • 1
  • Markus Rohde
    • 1
  • Gunnar Stevens
    • 1
  • Roman Englert
    • 2
  • Volker Wulf
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information System and New Media, University of Siegen, SiegenGermany
  2. 2.T-Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University (of the Negev), Israel, Beer-Sheva 84105Israel

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