Computational Context to Promote Geographic Information Systems toward Human-Centric Perspectives

  • Luis Paulo da Silva Carvalho
  • Paulo Caetano da Silva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7334)


Spatial information is of vital importance to Geographic Information Systems, but it does not suffice to its application to solve problems that require a human-centric perspective. For this to be accomplished, it must be considered other context dimensions, such as the personal data of users. With this purpose, GIS can be combined with Computational Context in order to produce software parameterized by information other than user’s location. Moreover, considering the shift of GIS toward web/distributed approaches, in this paper, it is also surveyed the placement of the proposed solution in composite Web Services to enable the coupling of geographic systems with worldwide client software.


GIS Context-awareness CCMF Web Services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Paulo da Silva Carvalho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paulo Caetano da Silva
    • 2
  1. 1.IRT – Recôncavo Institute of TechnologySalvadorBrazil
  2. 2.UNIFACS – University of SalvadorSalvadorBrasil

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