Issue No.02 - April-June (2006 vol.5)
Seng W. Loke , La Trobe University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2006.27
Examples of context-aware artifacts include everyday objects, appliances, and handheld devices. In general, developers can choose one of two basic approaches to make an artifact context aware. They can select self-supported context-awareness, which lets an artifact remain self-contained, or they can choose infrastructure-supported context-awareness, which can complement devices with extensive reasoning and sensing capabilities. This article surveys such approaches and their implementations in various devices, also considering associated challenges and future research directions.
context-aware artifacts, infrastructure, sensors
Seng W. Loke, "Context-Aware Artifacts: Two Development Approaches", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.5, no. 2, pp. 48-53, April-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.27