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Towards a Better Understanding of Context and Context-Awareness

Abowd, Gregory D. and Dey, Anind K. and Brown, Peter J. and Davies, Nigel and Smith, Mark E. and Steggles, Pete (1999) Towards a Better Understanding of Context and Context-Awareness. In: Gellersen, Hans, ed. Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing First International Symposium. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 304-307. ISBN 978-3-540-66550-2. E-ISBN 978-3-540-48157-7. (doi:10.1007/3-540-48157-5) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

When humans talk with humans, they are able to use implicit situational information, or context, to increase the conversational bandwidth. Unfortunately, this ability to convey ideas does not transfer well to humans interacting with computers. In traditional interactive computing, users have an impoverished mechanism for providing input to computers. By improving the computer’s access to context, we increase the richness of communication in human-computer interaction and make it possible to produce more useful computational services. The use of context is increasingly important in the fields of handheld and ubiquitous computing, where the user?s context is changing rapidly. In this panel, we want to discuss some of the research challenges in understanding context and in developing context-aware applications.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-48157-5
Additional information: This item is a symposium paper.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2009 18:29 UTC
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 08:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17006 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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