Context-Aware Notification for Mobile Police Officers

  • Jan Willem Streefkerk
  • Myra van Esch-Bussemakers
  • Mark Neerincx
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4562)


To minimize unwanted interruption and information overload during surveillance, mobile police officers need to be supported by a mobile, context-aware notification system. This system adapts message presentation to message priority and context of use. A prototype is designed and evaluated in a simulated surveillance task, requiring users to attend to videos while handling messages on a mobile device. Adaptive notification led to better performance and less intrusive messages than non-adaptive notification, especially in high workload situations. Subjective judgments showed a positive user experience with the adaptive notification system. These empirical findings are used to improve the design of mobile notification support systems for police officers.


Mobile device notification context-aware computing Wizard-of-Oz police 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Willem Streefkerk
    • 1
  • Myra van Esch-Bussemakers
    • 1
  • Mark Neerincx
    • 1
  1. 1.TNO Human Factors, Kampweg 5, 3769 DE SoesterbergThe Netherlands

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