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CONTEXT AWARENESS FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPING MOBILE APPLICATIONS: A SURVEY OF SELECTED SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN NAKURU TOWN, KENYA

Peter Siele
2019 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY  
solution in the form of a methodological framework for the development of context-aware systems for SMEs in Nakuru Town.  ...  Although there are strong context awareness frameworks for mobile applications, there is still potential to improve the usability of virtual learning systems.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to acknowledge the Kenya"s National Commission of Science and Technology Innovation (NACOSTI) for giving us research permit to conduct the study in the selected universities  ... 
doi:10.24297/ijct.v18i0.7788 fatcat:4ipoloypjbalvdrpcz52ai3idm

The Physical Web in Smart Cities [article]

Dmitry Namiot, Manfred Sneps-Sneppe
2015 arXiv   pre-print
With this approach, we can navigate and control physical objects in the world surrounding mobile devices.  ...  In this paper, we discuss the physical web projects based on network proximity for Smart Cities. In general, the Physical Web is an approach for connecting any physical object to the web.  ...  But the process of forming mesh networks for Bluetooth devices could be very similar (conceptually) to Wi-Fi Aware. They both need some mechanism for continuous device-to-device discovery.  ... 
arXiv:1510.04951v1 fatcat:m2e6lfgg5zcmdg5rf7fx3znxre

Is Context-Aware Computing Taking Control away from the User? Three Levels of Interactivity Examined [chapter]

Louise Barkhuus, Anind Dey
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
After defining three levels of interactivity between a mobile computing device and its user: personalization, passive context-awareness and active contextawareness, we test which approach will limit users  ...  We also investigate users' preferences for the three approaches. We conducted an experimental case study, using mobile phone applications to exemplify the three levels of interactivity.  ...  Most research focuses on the development of technologies for context-awareness as well as the design of context-aware applications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39653-6_12 fatcat:2lsyrfeecrbe7ks32kffcxr64a

There is more to context than location

Albrecht Schmidt, Michael Beigl, Hans-W Gellersen
1999 Computers & graphics  
To structure the field we introduce a working model for context, discuss mechanisms to acquire context beyond location, and application of context-awareness in ultra-mobile computing.  ...  We investigate the utility of sensors for context-awareness and present two prototypical implementations -a light sensitive display and an orientation aware PDA interface.  ...  A Working Model for Context-Aware Mobile Computing Discussion of context-awareness suffers from the generality of the concept and the lack of models suited for comparison of approaches.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0097-8493(99)00120-x fatcat:beifpdvrvbbgjh7atwbnhmgpvi

Problems in Context-Aware Semantic Computing

Ossi Antero Nykänen, Alejandro Rivero Rodriguez
2014 International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies  
In this article, we outline context-aware semantic computing research topics and the state-of-the-art mobile application development frameworks of special interest to us, acknowledging best practices for  ...  From the integrated point of view, context-aware semantic computing is demonstrated in terms of a software component called context engine.  ...  Modeling Context Even if the mobile development frameworks do not yet provide integrated means for context-aware computing, various theoretical modeling approaches exist.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijim.v8i3.3870 fatcat:cgq2jgrb7zcfngbz4uv4p2g2ta

How to validate mobile crowdsourcing design? leveraging data integration in prototype testing

Chu Luo, Miikka Kuutila, Simon Klakegg, Denzil Ferreira, Huber Flores, Jorge Goncalves, Vassilis Kostakos, Mika Mäntylä
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct - UbiComp '16  
With correct context-aware design, mobile crowdsourcing applications presenting crowdsourcing questions in relevant context to users are likely to obtain high response quality.  ...  We describe a data integration technique for developers to validate their design in prototype testing.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland  ... 
doi:10.1145/2968219.2968586 dblp:conf/huc/LuoKKFFGKM16 fatcat:j35wvqor5fhe5amjipjrbnpt6m

Power Profiling of Context Aware Systems: A Contemporary Analysis and Framework for Power Conservation

Umar Mahmud, Shariq Hussain, Shunkun Yang
2018 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
Given that the devices are mobile and battery operated, the main challenge in a context awareness approach is power conservation.  ...  In addition, based on the investigations and comparison of the results, a power aware framework is proposed for a context aware system.  ...  Acknowledgments The work reported in this paper was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 61672080).  ... 
doi:10.1155/2018/1347967 fatcat:5v5e4wesjfbonas7rsy2slbzui

Creating Next Generation Applications and Services for Mobile Devices: Challenges and Opportunities

Agathe Battestini, Christian Del Rosso, Adrian Flanagan, Markus Miettinen
2007 2007 IEEE 18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications  
In this paper we present our research on context-awareness applications, context-recognition techniques and privacy and trust.  ...  This perspective is the first glimpse of the forthcoming applications and services in the mobile domain.  ...  From the research point of view, we have presented a statistical approach to context recognition. We included two examples of context-aware applications, the Context Watcher and the Family Maps.  ... 
doi:10.1109/pimrc.2007.4394846 dblp:conf/pimrc/BattestiniRFM07 fatcat:jx46s5vafzhlvcjxv7y32qoliq

Context-aware data discovery

Dmitry Namiot, Manfred Sneps-Sneppe
2012 2012 16th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks  
This paper discusses context-aware data browsing and data retrieval for mobile subscribers. We describe existing models as well as provide a new description for our SpotEx approach.  ...  Our model for context-aware data discovery uses mobile phones as proximity sensors.  ...  Mobile browser becomes aware about hyper-local (network info depended) content. It is a typical example of the above-mentioned context-aware data retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icin.2012.6376016 dblp:conf/icin/NamiotS12 fatcat:rbg3xiimyjg4ldutqh3araaucm

Context-Aware Browsing -- A Practical Approach

Dmitry Namiot
2012 2012 Sixth International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies  
This paper describes one practical approach for creating context-aware browser for mobile subscribers. Our model uses mobile phone as proximity sensor.  ...  And an appropriate mobile service (context-aware browser) can present that information to mobile subscribers.  ...  CONCLUSION This paper describes a new context-aware browsing model for mobile users developed on the ideas of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth proximity.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ngmast.2012.13 dblp:conf/ngmast/Namiot12 fatcat:l64zlmhlh5d5bndrwgmiwlomvm

A survey on mobile multimedia application development frameworks

Ramzi Nasri Sansour, Nidal Kafri, Muath Naji Sabha
2014 2014 International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS)  
Categorizing the mobile application frameworks is also a main issue that will be discussed.  ...  Although Smart-Phones are becoming major in computer systems nowadays, and as multimedia is the most important applications running on the mobile platforms, there is no clear branch for smart phone software  ...  The authors proposed a multimedia application called CityEvents, which follows location, context, and context-awareness approaches.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icmcs.2014.6911207 fatcat:jctb26heh5hh3gxchelzd7wr2q

Theme issue on context-aware middleware and applications

Zhiwen Yu, Daqing Zhang, Jadwiga Indulska, Christian Becker
2010 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
Context-aware computing is a central theme of ubiquitous computing.  ...  In order to facilitate the development and proliferation of context-aware applications in ubiquitous environment, a context-aware middleware is indispensable.  ...  Peter Thomas, the Editor-in-Chief, for his great support and effort throughout the whole publication process of this special issue.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-010-0327-3 fatcat:nra57l2c5ngzfi6mnej6aplwne

gLCB: an energy aware context broker

Luca Ardito, Marco Torchiano, Marco Marengo, Paolo Falcarin
2013 Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems  
A context-aware service requires the installation of a Context-Broker Application, which generates a continuous flow of data from the smartphone and a constant usage of its equipped sensors: as a consequence  ...  The aim of this work is to propose gLCB an Energy Efficient Context-Aware middleware for Android OS, which is able to collect Context Information and to send it to a remote platform in an energy-efficient  ...  SeeMon looks like a middle-tier framework of context-aware applications and a network of sensors; it exposes a set of APIs, which can be used concurrently by other applications.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.suscom.2012.10.005 fatcat:7s5jkwxborfcxnirbgryistfqy

Conceptual mobility model of vertical handover decision in heterogeneous networks

Norakmar Arbain, Zolidah Kasiran
2019 Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  
Presently, a vertical handover management is a practical approach in facilitating the service continuity for mobile users.  ...  Hence, a conceptual mobility-awareness model for vertical handover are been proposed in targeting some improvement of handover performance.  ...  Authors in [6] , propose a vertical mobility management architecture named as Context-Aware Mobility Management System (CAMMS) which support the cross-layer, context-aware and seamless handover for user  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijeecs.v13.i3.pp1143-1151 fatcat:ibbm3jfqsrfyjdxf2ljspajuue

Context-aware and automatic configuration of mobile devices in cloud-enabled ubiquitous computing

Tor-Morten Grønli, Gheorghita Ghinea, Muhammad Younas
2013 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
One such possibility opened up recently is to write applications spanning both context aware and cloud computing, which is the focus of this paper.  ...  Accordingly, this paper explores the notion of cross-source integration of cloud-based, context-aware information in ubiquitous computing through a developed prototypical solution.  ...  Our proposed approach utilizes web resources for effectively tailoring the user experience in cloud-based and context-aware mobile settings.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-013-0698-3 fatcat:5dfifkrxuvcqzkd3mwrint64i4
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