Layered Context Inconsistency Resolution for Context-Aware Systems

  • Been-Chian Chien
  • Yuen-Kuei Hsueh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8482)


Ubiquitous computing or ambient intelligence initiates the era of integrating information techniques to build computing environments for serving users anytime and anywhere. For a context-aware system with large number of users, incorrect contexts are possibly caused by either imprecise noisy signals or the contradiction among context definitions. The incorrect context may cause context inconsistency and lead a context-aware system to bad performance. In this paper, the layered context inconsistency resolution is proposed. The layered scheme combines the prevention strategy and the detect-resolve strategy to accomplish an efficient and effective inconsistency context resolution. The proposed context model includes three layers: sensor layer, event layer, and service layer. All contexts defined on different layers apply specific strategies to resolve the problem of inconsistent contexts. The experimental results show that the proposed scheme provides an effective and efficient paradigm to improve the quality of context-aware application for smart living space.


Ambient intelligence context-aware context inconsistency inconsistency prevention inconsistency detection and resolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Been-Chian Chien
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  • Yuen-Kuei Hsueh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational University of TainanTainanTaiwan, R.O.C.

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