Towards ad-hoc situation determination

G. Thomson, P. Nixon, S. Terzis

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Abstract

Toolkits such as PlaceLab [1] have been successful in making location information freely available for use in experimental ubiquitous computing applications. As users' expectations of ubiquitous computing applications grow, we envisage a need for tools that can deliver a much richer set of contextual information. The high-level situation of the current environment is a key contextual element, and this position paper focuses on a method to provide this information for an ad-hoc group of people and devices. The contributions of this paper are i) a demonstration of how information retrieval (IR) techniques can be applied to situation determination in context-aware systems, ii) a proposal of a novel approach to situation determination that combines these adapted IR techniques with a process of cooperative interaction, and iii) a report of preliminary results. The approach offers a high level of utility and accuracy, with a greater level of automation than other contemporary approaches.

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ConferenceFirst International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management
CityNottingham, England
Period1/01/04 → …

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Ubiquitous computing
Information retrieval
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  • ad-hoc situation determination

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Thomson, G., Nixon, P., & Terzis, S. (2004). Towards ad-hoc situation determination. Paper presented at First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management, Nottingham, England, .
Thomson, G. ; Nixon, P. ; Terzis, S. / Towards ad-hoc situation determination. Paper presented at First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management, Nottingham, England, .6 p.
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2004. Paper presented at First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management, Nottingham, England, .

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Thomson G, Nixon P, Terzis S. Towards ad-hoc situation determination. 2004. Paper presented at First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning And Management, Nottingham, England, .