QoCIM: A Meta-model for Quality of Context

  • Pierrick Marie
  • Thierry Desprats
  • Sophie Chabridon
  • Michelle Sibilla
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8175)


In the last decade, several works proposed their own list of quality of context (QoC) criteria. This article relates a comparative study of these successive propositions. The result is that no consensus has been reached about the semantic and the comprehensiveness of QoC criteria. Facing this situation, the QoCIM meta-model offers a generic, computable and expressive solution to handle and to exploit any QoC criterion within distributed context managers and context-aware applications. For validation purposes, QoCIM is successfully applied to the modelling of a set of simple and composite QoC criteria.


Quality of context Quality criterion Context management Meta-modelling Information model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierrick Marie
    • 1
  • Thierry Desprats
    • 1
  • Sophie Chabridon
    • 2
  • Michelle Sibilla
    • 1
  1. 1.IRIT UMR 5505Université Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Institut Mines-Télécom, CNRS UMR 5157Télécom SudParisÉvryFrance

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