More principled design of pervasive computing systems

S Dobson, Patrick Nixon

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Abstract

Pervasive computing systems are interactive systems in the large, whose behaviour must adapt to the user's changing tasks and environment using different interface modalities and devices. Since the system adapts to its changing environment, it is vital that there are close links between the structure of the environment and the corresponding structured behavioural changes. We conjecture that predictability in pervasive computing arises from having a close, structured and easily-grasped relationship between the context and the behavioural change that context engenders. In current systems this relationship is not explicitly articulated but instead exists implicitly in the system's reaction to events. Our aim is to capture the relationship in a way that can be used to both analyse pervasive computing systems and aid their design. Moreover, some applications will have a wide range of behaviours; others will vary less, or more subtly. The point is not so much what a system does as how what it does varies with context. In this paper we address the principles and semantics that underpin truly pervasive systems.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsP. Palanque R. Bastide
Pages292-305
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventEngineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive systems - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

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ConferenceEngineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive systems
Period1/01/04 → …

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Ubiquitous computing
Computer systems
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Dobson, S., & Nixon, P. (2004). More principled design of pervasive computing systems. In P. P. R. Bastide (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 292-305) https://doi.org/10.1007/11431879_20
Dobson, S ; Nixon, Patrick. / More principled design of pervasive computing systems. Unknown Host Publication. editor / P. Palanque R. Bastide. 2004. pp. 292-305
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Dobson S, Nixon P. More principled design of pervasive computing systems. In R. Bastide PP, editor, Unknown Host Publication. 2004. p. 292-305 https://doi.org/10.1007/11431879_20