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CANDEL: Product Line Based Dynamic Context Management for Pervasive Applications

Jaroucheh, Zakwan; Liu, Xiaodong; Smith, Sally

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Prof Sally Smith S.Smith@napier.ac.uk
Head of Graduate Apprenticeships and Skills Development and Professor



Abstract

In a pervasive environment, it is essential for computing applications to be context-aware. However, one of the major challenges is the establishment of a generic and dynamic context model. Many different approaches to modeling the context exist, but an application- and domain-agnostic context model, that captures various types of context information and the dependencies between them, that could be reused and shared by different applications, and that can be dynamically changed when a shift in focus occurs, is missing. Therefore, we are interested in defining a structure for the dynamic management of context information. This paper describes our notion of context and proposes a distributed context management architecture that supports the development of context-aware applications. It presents CANDEL, a generic context information representation framework that considers the context as a dynamic product line composed of context primitives (CPs). Frame based software product line techniques are used together with OWL ontology to define CPs and to dynamically generate the current context model. Further, using Petri-Nets, we also show how this framework will be used to support context-aware adaptive pervasive applications.

Conference Name 2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems
Start Date Feb 15, 2010
End Date Feb 18, 2010
Publication Date 2010-02
Deposit Date Jun 28, 2010
Publicly Available Date May 16, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 209-216
Book Title CICIS'10 Proceedings
ISBN 9781424459179
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/cisis.2010.21
Keywords ontology-based context model; pervasive applications; software product line; feature model;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3761
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CISIS.2010.21
Contract Date May 16, 2017

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