Document Type

Theses, Ph.D

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Computer Sciences

Publication Details

Successfully submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) to the Dublin Institute of Technology, 2015.

Abstract

As the number of devices increases, it becomes a challenge for the users to use them e ffectively. This is more challenging when the majority of these devices are mobile. The users and their devices enter and leave di fferent environments where di fferent settings and computing needs may be required. To eff ectively 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 eff ortlessly respond. Currently, the majority of the existing architectures focus on acquiring data from sensors, interpreting and sharing it with these systems.

DOI

10.21427/D77C7T

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