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Title Mobile context awareness / Tom Lovett, Eamonn O'Neill, editors ; foreword by David Pollington
Published London ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 186 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction / Tom Lovett and Eamonn O'Neill -- Modeling Success, Failure, and Intent of Multi-Agent Activities Under Severe Noise / Adam Sadilek and Henry Kautz -- Energy-Accuracy Trade-offs of Sensor Sampling in Smart Phone Based Sensing Systems / Kiran K. Rachuri, Cecilia Mascolo and Mirco Musolesi -- Acceleration Noise Correction for Transfer Inference Using Accelerometers on Mobile Devices / Hisao Setoguchi, Yuzo Okamoto, Naoki Iketani, Kenta Cho and Masanori Hattori, et al. -- Mobile Sensing of User's Motion and Position Context for Automatic Check-in Suggestion and Validation / Cristina Frà, Massimo Valla, Alessio Agneessens, Igor Bisio and Fabio Lavagetto -- The Case for Context-Aware Resources Management in Mobile Operating Systems / Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Jon Crowcroft -- A Scalable Sensor Middleware for Social End-User Programming / Salvador Faria and Vassilis Kostakos -- Mobile Context-Aware Support for Public Transportation Users / Esben von Buchwald, Jakob Eg Larsen and Roderick Murray-Smith -- Quality Sensitive Web Service Profiling and Discovery: In Support of Mobile and Pervasive Applications / Sherif G. Aly and Ahmed M. Hamza -- A Middleware Supporting Adaptive and Context-Aware Mobile Applications / Lincoln David, José Viterbo, Marcelo Malcher, Hubert Fonseca and Gustavo Baptista, et al
Summary The importance of context in computer science has increased in recent decades as computers have become ever more pervasive in everyday life. Context awareness - the idea that computers can sense and react to a user's situation - has been a popular research topic for a number of years. Its appeal lies in a variety of areas, notably through making users' lives easier by relieving task burden, such as when searching for nearby shops, restaurants or transportation links. One of the most ubiquitous tools in the progress of context awareness has been the mobile device; its enormous popularity and permeation into daily life - coupled with increasingly sophisticated hardware - has greatly improved the potential for context awareness in the world. The very mobility of these devices is key to the idea of mobile context awareness, where the sensing and reacting is enabled by, and even conducted upon, the device itself. The motivation behind this book is threefold: to explore the capabilities, challenges, and applications of mobile context awareness. In addition to the mobility that smartphones and similar devices bring to context awareness, we explore the capabilities that these mobile devices offer, the problems or challenges that they might introduce, and the applications and use cases for which mobile devices play a key part. With contributions from both academia and industry experts, Mobile Context Awareness serves as a collection of research around these important topics, providing an interesting, informative and comprehensive overview of the subject at present, as well as insights into the future developments of the field
Analysis Social sciences -- Data processing
User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
Computer science
Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Computers and Society
Personal Computing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Context-aware computing.
Mobile computing.
Pocket computers.
Cell phones.
Form Electronic book
Author Lovett, Tom.
O'Neill, Eamonn.
ISBN 9780857296252 (electronic bk.)
0857296256 (electronic bk.)