A Macro and Micro Context Awareness Model for the Provision of Services in Smart Spaces

  • Charles Gouin-Vallerand
  • Patrice Roy
  • Bessam Abdulrazak
  • Sylvain Giroux
  • Anind K. Dey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7251)


Context awareness and service delivery mechanisms help in dynamically adapting assistance offered to people with special needs (PwSN). However, implementing such systems in actual smart spaces is not trivial. The micro and macro context awareness model helps in defining layers on which contextual information are processed as close as possible from their sources (micro), without losing the benefits of information processing at a systemic level (macro). This paper describes the micro and macro context awareness model and its uses in the implementation of a service provision system for smart environments. Results coming from the evaluations of the micro/macro model and comparison with related works are also presented.


Fuzzy Logic Controller Smart Home Context Awareness Smart Environment Average Computing Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Gouin-Vallerand
    • 1
  • Patrice Roy
    • 2
  • Bessam Abdulrazak
    • 2
  • Sylvain Giroux
    • 2
  • Anind K. Dey
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUnited States
  2. 2.Université de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada

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