A Formal Treatment of Context-Awareness

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A Formal Treatment of Context-Awareness
Context-aware computing refers to a computing paradigm in which the behavior of individual components is determined by the circumstances in which they find themselves to an extent that greatly exceeds the typical system/environment interaction pattern common to most modern computing. The environment has an exceedingly powerful impact on a particular application component either because the latter needs to adapt in response to changing external conditions or because it relies on resources whose availability is subject to continuous change. In this paper we seek to develop a systematic understanding of the quintessential nature of context-aware computing by constructing a formal model and notation for expressing context-aware computations. We start with the basic premise that, in its most extreme form, context should be made manifest in a manner that is highly local in appearance and decoupled in fact. Furthermore, we assume a notion of context that is relative to the needs of each indi...
Gruia-Catalin Roman, Christine Julien, Jamie Payto
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where FASE
Authors Gruia-Catalin Roman, Christine Julien, Jamie Payton
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