Heuristics-Based Strategies for Resolving Context Inconsistencies in Pervasive Computing Applications
2008 The 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (2008)
June 17, 2008 to June 20, 2008
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICDCS.2008.46
Context-awareness allows pervasive applications to adapt to changeable computing environments. Contexts, the pieces of information that capture the characteristics of environments, are often error-prone and inconsistent due to noises. Various strategies have been proposed to enable automatic context inconsistency resolution. They are formulated on different assumptions that may not hold in practice. This causes applications to be less context-aware to different extents. In this paper, we investigate such impacts and propose our new resolution strategy. We conducted experiments to compare our work with major existing strategies. The results showed that our strategy is both effective in resolving context inconsistencies and promising in its support of applications using contexts.
context inconsistency, context-awareness
S. Cheung, C. Xu, C. Ye and W. Chan, "Heuristics-Based Strategies for Resolving Context Inconsistencies in Pervasive Computing Applications," 2008 28th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Beijing, 2008, pp. 713-721.