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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-016-15-2081


Multi-Purpose Infrastructure for Delivering and Supporting Mobile Context-Aware Applications

Juan Miguel López (University of Lleida, Spain)

Montserrat Sendín (University of Lleida, Spain)

Abstract: The use of contextual information in mobile devices is receiving increasing attention in mobile and ubiquitous computing research. An important requirement for mobile development today is that devices should be able to interact with the context. In this paper we present a series of contributions regarding previous work on context-awareness. In the first place, we describe a client-server architecture that provides a mechanism for preparing target non context-aware applications in order to be delivered as context-aware applications in a semi-automatic way. Secondly, the framework used in the server to instantiate specific components for context-awareness, the Implicit Plasticity Framework, provides independence from the underlying mobile technology used in client device, as it is shown in the case studies presented. Finally, proposed infrastructure deals with the interaction among different context constraints provided by diverse sensors. All of these contributions are extensions to the infrastructure based on the Dichotomic View of plasticity, which now offers multi-purpose support.

Keywords: adaptation, context-awareness, mobile development, multi-sensor context

Categories: C.2.4, D.1.m