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Context-Aware Pervasive Systems

Architectures for a New Breed of Applications

Context-Aware Pervasive Systems by Seng Loke
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WHAT IS CONTEXT-AWARE BEHAVIOR?
Current Computing Trends: From the Virtual to the Physical
Context, Context Awareness, and Situations
When Systems Become Context Aware
An Overview of This Book
References

THE STRUCTURE AND ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT-AWARE PERVASIVE SYSTEMS
Analogies
The Elements of a Context-Aware Pervasive System
An Abstract Architecture
Infrastructures, Middleware, and Toolkits
Issues of Security, Privacy, and Efficiency
Summary
References

CONTEXT-AWARE MOBILE SERVICES
The Rise of Mobile Services
Context for Mobile Device Users
Location-Based Services
Ambient Services
From Ambient Services to Place-Based E-Communities
Enhancing Context-Aware Mobile Services With Mobile Code and Policy: The MHS Example
Enhancing Context-Aware Mobile Services With Multiagent Technology: The Example of Proximity-Based Reverse Auctions
Summary and Further Developments
Acknowledgment
References

CONTEXT-AWARE ARTIFACTS
Aware Objects
Architectural Design Space for a Context-Aware Artifact
Context-Aware Mobile Phones: An Illustration
Summary
References

CONTEXT-AWARE MOBILE SOFTWARE AGENTS FOR INTERACTION WITH WEB SERVICES IN MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS
Agents: Mobile and Intelligent
Scenarios
A Brief Review of Agent Platforms for Ubiquitous Computing
CALMA Architecture
Prototype Implementation and Evaluation
Summary
Acknowledgments
References

CONTEXT-AWARE ADDRESSING AND COMMUNICATION FOR PEOPLE, THINGS, AND SOFTWARE AGENTS
Context-Aware Communication for People
Context-Aware Addressing and Commanding for Objects
Context-Aware Communication for Software Agents
Summary and Conclusion
References

CONTEXT-AWARE SENSOR NETWORKS
Context-Aware Sensors: The Concept
A Framework for Context-Aware Sensors
Implementation and Application Scenario
Summary
Acknowledgment
References

CONTEXT-AWARE SECURITY
Traditional Security Issues and Models
Context-Aware Security Systems
From Context-Aware Security to Context-Aware Safety
Summary
References

CONTEXT AWARENESS AND MIRROR-WORLD MODELS
Gelernter's Mirror Worlds
Nexus
Virtual Worlds, Virtual Environments
Digital Cities
Aware Spaces: Smart Environments and Smart Spaces
Mirror Worlds: Context and Ontologies
Summary
References

CONSTRUCTING CONTEXT-AWARE PERVASIVE SYSTEMS: DECLARATIVE APPROACHES AND DESIGN PATTERNS
Representing Situations
Five Other Ways to Represent a Meeting
Metaprogramming With Situation Programs: Examples
Another Declarative Approach
Toward Design Patterns for Context-Aware Applications: Situation Patterns
Summary
Acknowledgment
References

A FUTURE WITH AWARE SYSTEMS
The Emerging Future: Taking Awareness for Granted
Scalability and Usability
Final Words

INDEX
CRC Press; December 2006
240 pages; ISBN 9781420013498
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