Context-Based Interaction Design for Smart Homes

  • Zuraini Zainol
  • Keiichi Nakata
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7458)


This paper presents the notion of Context-based Activity Design (CoBAD) that represents context with its dynamic changes and normative activities in an interactive system design. The development of CoBAD requires an appropriate context ontology model and inference mechanisms. The incorporation of norms and information field theory into Context State Transition Model, and the implementation of new conflict resolution strategies based on the specific situation are discussed. A demonstration of CoBAD using a human agent scenario in a smart home is also presented. Finally, a method of treating conflicting norms in multiple information fields is proposed.


Context-based Activity Design Context Reasoning State Transition Rule 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zuraini Zainol
    • 1
  • Keiichi Nakata
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatics Research CentreUniversity of ReadingReadingUnited Kingdom

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