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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Pervasive computing is typically highly sensor-driven, but sensors provide only evidence of fact rather than facts themselves. The uncertainty of sensor data will affect each component in a pervasive computing system, which may decrease the quality of its provided services. We provide a general model to represent semantics of uncertainty in different levels (e.g., sensor, lower-level context and higherlevel context). Within our model, fine-grained approaches are applied to evaluate and propagate uncertainties. They will help to resolve the uncertainty in each process of context management so that the effect of uncertainty on system services will be minimised.
Juan Ye, Susan McKeever, Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, and Simon Dobson (2008). Resolving Uncertainty in Context Integration and Abstraction. ICPS 2008: Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Services, ACM, June 2008