Towards Ad-hoc Situation Determination

G Thomson, Patrick 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.
LanguageEnglish
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Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTechnical Program, First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning and Management, UbiComp 2004 - Nottingham, England
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

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ConferenceTechnical Program, First International Workshop on Advanced Context Modelling, Reasoning and Management, UbiComp 2004
Period1/01/04 → …

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Ubiquitous computing
Information retrieval
Demonstrations
Automation

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Thomson, G., Nixon, P., & Terzis, S. (2004). Towards Ad-hoc Situation Determination. In Unknown Host Publication
Thomson, G ; Nixon, Patrick ; Terzis, S. / Towards Ad-hoc Situation Determination. Unknown Host Publication. 2004.
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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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