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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherUniversity of Southampton
    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 → …

    Conference

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

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    Thomson, G., Nixon, P., & Terzis, S. (2004). Towards Ad-hoc Situation Determination. In Unknown Host Publication University of Southampton.