Situation determination with distributed context histories

G. Thomson, P. Nixon, S. Terzis

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Determining the situation within an environment is a key goal of smart environment research. A significant challenge in situation determination is reasoning about openended groups of people and devices that a smart environment may contain. Contemporary solutions are often tailored to the specific environment. In this position paper, we present a novel general situation determination framework, that by viewing people and tools as playing roles in a situation, can easily adapt recognition to incorporate the dynamic structure of a situation over time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 1st International Workshop on Exploiting Context Histories in Smart Environments
Place of PublicationMunich, Germany
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2005


  • pervasive computing
  • smart environment research
  • human factors
  • SmartLab

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