Towards a Middleware for Generalised Context Management

R Glassey, G Stevenson, M Richmond, Patrick Nixon, S Terzis, F Wang, I 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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsA. Sztajnberg and R. Cerquieira C. Ururahy
    Pages45-52
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventInternational Middleware Conference, Workshop Proceedings (in Middleware 2003 Companion) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

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    ConferenceInternational Middleware Conference, Workshop Proceedings (in Middleware 2003 Companion)
    Period1/01/03 → …

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    Ubiquitous computing
    Middleware
    Scalability
    Agglomeration
    Chemical analysis

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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. In A. S. A. R. C. C. Ururahy (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 45-52)
    Glassey, R ; Stevenson, G ; Richmond, M ; Nixon, Patrick ; Terzis, S ; Wang, F ; Ferguson, I. / Towards a Middleware for Generalised Context Management. Unknown Host Publication. editor / A. Sztajnberg and R. Cerquieira C. Ururahy. 2003. pp. 45-52
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