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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2006 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 48-53
Seng W. Loke , La Trobe University
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

S. W. Loke, "Context-Aware Artifacts: Two Development Approaches," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 48-53, 2006.
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