Towards a middleware for generalised context management

Richard Glassey, Graeme Stevenson, Matthew Richmond, Paddy Nixon, Sotitios Terzis, Feng Wang, Ian Ferguson

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Abstract

It is widely accepted in the Pervasive Computing community that contextual interactions are the key to the delivery of truly calm technology. However, there is currently no easy way to incorporate contextual data into an application. If contextual data is used, it is generally in an ad hoc manner, which means that developers have to spend time on low-level details. There have been many projects investigating this area, however as yet none of them provide support for all of the key issues of dynamic composition and flexible representation of contextual information as well as the problems of scalability and adaptability to environmental changes. In this paper we present the Strathclyde Context Infrastructure (SCI), a middleware infrastructure for discovery, aggregation, and delivery of context information.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2003
EventFirst International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad Hoc Computing, Middleware 2003 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 17 Jun 2003 → …

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad Hoc Computing, Middleware 2003
CityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Period17/06/03 → …

Keywords

  • middleware
  • contextual information
  • pervasive computing
  • dynamic composition
  • Strathclyde Context Infrastructure
  • calm technology

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    Glassey, R., Stevenson, G., Richmond, M., Nixon, P., Terzis, S., Wang, F., & Ferguson, I. (2003). Towards a middleware for generalised context management. Paper presented at First International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad Hoc Computing, Middleware 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, .