Management Challenges of Context-Aware Services in Ubiquitous Environments

  • Heinz-Gerd Hegering
  • Axel Küpper
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
  • Helmut Reiser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2867)


Ubiquitous environments facilitate the collection of information pieces from sensors, databases, or mobile devices in order to compose the context of entities like users, places, or things. The context obtained in this way can be used to automatically adapt the behavior of services, which results in the new paradigm of context-aware services (CASs). In recent years, a lot of research has covered the functional aspects of CASs. However, CASs in ubiquitous environments impose new management challenges, which has not been considered so far. The goal of this paper is to identify new challenges on CAS management and thus to provide a roadmap for further research in this area.


Context Aware Service Quality of Context Federative Organization Model Context Information Model Context Value Chain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz-Gerd Hegering
    • 1
  • Axel Küpper
    • 1
  • Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
    • 1
  • Helmut Reiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of InformaticsMunich Network Management Team, University of MunichMunichGermany

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