Engineering context-aware systems and applications:A survey


Context-awareness is an essential component of systems developed in areas like Intelligent Environments, Pervasive & Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. In these emerging fields, there is a need for computerized systems to have a higher understanding of the situations in which to provide services or functionalities, to adapt accordingly. The literature shows that researchers modify existing engineering methods in order to better fit the needs of context-aware computing. These efforts are typically disconnected from each other and generally focus on solving specific development issues. We encourage the creation of a more holistic and unified engineering process that is tailored for the demands of these systems. For this purpose, we study the state-of-the-art in the development of context-aware systems, focusing on: (A) Methodologies for developing context-aware systems, analyzing the reasons behind their lack of adoption and features that the community wish they can use; (B) Context-aware system engineering challenges and techniques applied during the most common development stages; (C) Context-aware systems conceptualization.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Funding Information: The authors would like to acknowledge the anonymous reviewers for the comments that have helped to improve the final result of this survey. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ambient Intelligence,Context-aware computing,Context-Aware Systems Engineering,Context-awareness,Context-sensitive,Intelligent Environments,Pervasive & Ubiquitous Computing,Sentient computing,Software engineering,Software,Information Systems,Hardware and Architecture
Publication ISSN: 0164-1212
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 07:40
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 10:25
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Published Date: 2016-07-01
Published Online Date: 2016-02-23
Accepted Date: 2016-02-08
Authors: Alegre, Unai
Augusto, Juan Carlos
Clark, Tony (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3167-0739)

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