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Context management and personalisation

A tool suite for context- and user-aware computing
: Zimmermann, A.

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Erstellt am: 31.1.2008

Aachen: Shaker, 2007, XIV, 240 S.
Zugl.: Aachen, TH, Diss., 2007
Fraunhofer series in information and communication technology, 2007, 2
ISBN: 978-3-8322-6849-7
ISBN: 3-8322-6849-9
Dissertation, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FIT ()
context-aware computing; context management; context-toolkit; mobile authoring tool; personalisation

Rapidly changing requirements and dynamic environments drive the development of context-aware applications. Research into context-aware computing focuses on programming frameworks and toolkits that particularly support developers in the design of context-aware applications. Some types of modern context-aware applications require instant adaptation due to their exposure to increasing situational dynamics: the operational environment will change, the tasks will be distinct, the end-users will be heterogeneous, and their competences and expectations will evolve.
Developers cannot anticipate all potential situations during the design phase of the application, but for the end-user this bears the risk of getting into situations, in which the implemented context-aware application behaviour is inappropriate, undesired or even embarrassing or dangerous.
This book describes the approach of providing a design view of context-aware applications, which makes such applications transparent and configurable for other relevant actors participating in the software development process. Therefore, this book compiles a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved with context-aware computing in general and elaborates a role-oriented common conceptual framework. A correspondent software framework and specific tools permit the control over the internals of the application during design- and runtime and support roles such as developers, domain experts, authors and end-users in the software development process. A set of operational context-aware applications prove the validity and general applicability of the elaborated models, frameworks and tools.