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Towards Programmable Context-Aware Voice Services [chapter]

Kerry Jean, Nikolaos Vardalachos, Alex Galis
Intelligence in Communication Systems  
This service, the context-aware VoIP (CaVoIP) service is built upon the CONTEXT platform, an innovative middleware designed for the creation, deployment and management of context-aware services.  ...  Programmable context-ware services use context information and programmable networks technology in the provision of easily customised and personalised services, which can respond appropriately to changes  ...  This paper presents a programmable context-aware service designed to efficiently use network resources to cope with the huge increase in voice traffic during crisis situations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/0-387-32015-6_22 dblp:conf/intellcomm/JeanVG05 fatcat:6ziaewjkzfdt3bomkle5jstopm

Editorial

Maya Thomas
2014 Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development  
Another lesson is that working with other marginalised groups in the community can help to develop a more effective and collective voice towards community based inclusive development.  ...  government-civil society partnerships; and how to ensure on-going awareness programmes for key stakeholders, especially government at different levels.  ... 
doi:10.5463/dcid.v25i4.416 fatcat:ejnploxfzzai3cljexcgvkqwfm

Transition to Campus Life: The Perceptions of Visually Impaired Students towards Librarians' Communication Skills

Nahid BAYAT BODAGHI, Loh Sau Cheong, Zainab Awang Ngah
2019 Liber Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries  
This article investigates the role of academic librarians' communication skills in relation to the success of the transition programme for visually impaired students (VIPs).  ...  They also noted that the main obstacles they faced were the lack of opportunity to interact with librarians and the librarians' lack of disability awareness and knowledge.  ...  The interview and focus group questions mostly concentrated on the library sources, services, facilities (which had been provided for VIPs) besides librarians' degree of disability awareness and communication  ... 
doi:10.18352/lq.10279 fatcat:4vlz6ugj35hojej2s7tvbhdvmi

Can Cash Transfer Programmes Have 'Transformative' Effects?

Maxine Molyneux, With Nicola Jones, Fiona Samuels
2016 Journal of Development Studies  
Their findings highlight that even in very challenging conflict-affected contexts, there is demand for greater voice and spaces for involvement from beneficiaries in programme governance.  ...  But while there have been some recent if still fledgling attempts to strengthen opportunities for voice and engagement between citizens and service providers in cash transfer programmes, they argue that  ... 
doi:10.1080/00220388.2015.1134781 fatcat:nxhvmhtp3nalfnpelygvgk7x5i

'We must treat them like all the other people': Evaluating the Integrated Key Populations Sensitivity Training Programme for Healthcare Workers in South Africa

Zoe Duby, Francisco Fong-Jaen, Busisiwe Nkosi, Benjamin Brown, Andrew Scheibe
2019 Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine  
The 'Integrated Key Populations Sensitivity Training Programme for Healthcare Workers in South Africa' aimed to improve access to appropriate and non-judgemental health services for 'key populations',  ...  We explored shifts in attitudes towards key populations, changes in awareness of health issues related to stigma, discrimination, and changes in capacity to manage sexual health and HIV risk behaviours  ...  Notably, this training programme did not focus on clinical skills for health service provision to key populations (beyond sexual history taking and awareness raising).  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajhivmed.v20i1.909 pmid:31205777 pmcid:PMC6556945 fatcat:jghgijcckvaa3avsb5rezjg4vy

Managing Super-Diversity on Television: The Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Flemish Non-Fiction Programmes

Koen Panis, Steve Paulussen, Alexander Dhoest
2019 Media and Communication  
This study examines and evaluates the representation of ethnocultural diversity in non-fiction TV programmes broadcasted by the Flemish (Belgian Dutch-speaking) public service broadcaster VRT in the 2016  ...  pragmatics' in order to increase their ethnocultural sensitivity and better manage the representation of super-diversity in their programmes.  ...  Conflict of Interests This study is part of a research project commissioned by the Flemish public service broadcaster VRT and indepen-dently carried out by the authors at the University of Antwerp.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v7i1.1614 fatcat:ooxsigwbzjft3iuey76wgyinvq

Article summaries

2005 Computer  
These researchers have developed three socially aware platforms that objectively measure several aspects of social context, including analyzing the speaker's tone of voice, facial movement, or gestures  ...  A research group at MIT is taking the first steps toward quantifying social context in human communication.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2005.79 fatcat:n6jxdcof25axvpd56s5n6w46ua

Towards gadget-free internet services: A roadmap of the Naked world

Ijaz Ahmad, Tanesh Kumar, Madhusanka Liyanage, Mika Ylianttila, Timo Koskela, Timo Braysy, Antti Anttonen, Vesa Pentikinen, Juha- Pekka Soininen, Jyrki Huusko
2018 Telematics and informatics  
Therefore, the Naked world comprises highly intelligent and context-aware interactive environments.  ...  This paper presents a roadmap for the transition from current gadget-centric digital services towards a gadget-free services environment called the Naked world.  ...  Figure 1 : 1 The transformation of digital services and modes of access towards the Naked world. Figure 2 : 2 Evolution of context awareness.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tele.2017.09.020 fatcat:zsf4qzldtjgnlomubpisyd4eiu

An investigation of pre-service EFL teachers' attitudes towards speakers from three circles of English

Sevdeğer Çeçen, Hande Serdar Tülüce
2019 Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies  
Pre-service teachers' orientations towards speakers from different varieties emerged under the following themes: (i) native speakerism, (ii) intelligibility, (iii) reference to own experience, (iv) potential  ...  ownership and (v) potential professional awareness.  ...  All in all, the findings of the present study suggest that revisiting language teacher education programmes to address the current sociolinguistic reality of English is a must.  ... 
doi:10.17263/jlls.547664 fatcat:xkg2xryy5jff3esazryiuef63a

A concept analysis of young adults; Perception of HIV Counselling and Testing

Patrone R. Risenga, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele
2017 Health SA Gesondheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences  
HCT as an entry point in HIV and AIDS services should be accessible and young adults' perceptions towards the programme be promoted in order to assist them to develop positive perceptions towards the programme  ...  a further understanding of HCT as an entry programme in HIV/AIDS services or programmes in relation to young adults.  ...  Family context that lacks knowledge about HCT services is more likely not to use the services and thus may influence perceptions of young adults in those families towards HCT services, resulting in poor  ... 
doi:10.4102/hsag.v22i0.1002 fatcat:v6ldmrgur5fj3jmuvu23ihxcsu

A translational case study of empowerment into practice: A realist evaluation of a member-led dementia empowerment service

Tracey McConnell, Paul Best, Tristan Sturm, Mabel Stevenson, Michael Donnelly, Brian J Taylor, Noleen McCorry
2018 Dementia  
The analysis used realist logic to build up context-mechanism-outcome configurations.  ...  development, better services and support.  ...  For example, empowerment groups are a key enabling context for awareness raising and consultation.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1471301218814393 pmid:30470153 fatcat:nd3uywgxxfaixfjb4zd4jwqo6u

A concept analysis of young adults; Perception of HIV Counselling and Testing

Patrone Rebecca Risenga, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele
2017 Health SA Gesondheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences  
HCT as an entry point in HIV and AIDS services should be accessible and young adults' perceptions towards the programme be promoted in order to assist them to develop positive perceptions towards the programme  ...  the programme.  ...  Family context that lacks knowledge about HCT services is more likely not to use the services and thus may influence perceptions of young adults in those families towards HCT services, resulting in poor  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.hsag.2017.01.007 fatcat:ulovy4ne2fe37cmrtgmtocopbq

Collective reflections on the first cycle of a collaborative learning platform to strengthen rural primary healthcare in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Maria van der Merwe, the Verbal Autopsy with Participatory Action Research (VAPAR)/Wits/Mpumalanga Department of Health Learning Platform, Lucia D'Ambruoso, Sophie Witter, Rhian Twine, Denny Mabetha, Jennifer Hove, Peter Byass, Stephen Tollman, Kathleen Kahn
2021 Health Research Policy and Systems  
Background Frontline managers and health service providers are constrained in many contexts from responding to community priorities due to organizational cultures focused on centrally defined outputs and  ...  The programme aims to address exclusion from access to health services by generating and acting on research evidence of practical, local relevance.  ...  The long-standing contributions and profound influence on the development and execution of the research programme by the late Professor Peter Byass, colleague and co-principal investigator on VAPAR, are  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12961-021-00716-y pmid:33874951 pmcid:PMC8054125 fatcat:w5x5safxxjbddk64waf3tutf3q

Improving maternal health services through social accountability interventions in Nepal: an analytical review of existing literature

Adweeti Nepal, Santa Kumar Dangol, Anke van der Kwaak
2020 Public Health Reviews  
Strong gender norms, caste-hierarchy system, socio-political and economic context and weak enforceability mechanism in the health system are found to be the major contextual factors influencing community  ...  Lodenstein et al. was used for critical analysis of the existing literature between January 2000 and May 2019 from Nepal and other low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) that have similar operational context  ...  towards effective and quality service delivery contributing to better maternal health outcomes in developing context [11] [12] [13] [14] .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40985-020-00147-0 pmid:33349273 fatcat:bwcmrd77cfc4lfjtbeccz5jchq

Moving beyond voice in children and young people's participation

Vicky Johnson
2017 Action research  
These are embedded into a 'Change-scape' framework that emerged from these revisits, that links children and young people agency to the wider context of social change.  ...  children's services to 5 to 13 year olds as part of a Children's Fund Programme funded by the Government.  ...  Changing attitudes towards children's evidence were due both to a growing awareness in the international community about the importance of children's participation, and to mechanisms in the PARs that built  ... 
doi:10.1177/1476750317698025 fatcat:2yhhk7y4hndl7flkrspcy63fq4
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