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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Computer Sciences
As the number of devices increases, it becomes a challenge for the users to use them effectively. This is more challenging when the majority of these devices are mobile. The users and their devices enter and leave different environments where different settings and computing needs may be required. To effectively use these devices in such environments means to constantly be aware of their whereabouts, functionalities and desirable working conditions. This is impractical and hence it is imperative to increase seamless interactions between the users and devices,and to make these devices less intrusive. To address these problems, various responsive computing systems, called context- aware systems, have been developed. These systems rely on architectures to perceive their physical environments in order to appropriately and effortlessly respond. Currently, the majority of the existing architectures focus on acquiring data from sensors, interpreting and sharing it with these systems.
Lupiana, D. (2015) A Knowledge-driven Distributed Architecture for Context-Aware Systems, Doctoral Thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology. doi:10.21427/D77C7T