An Architecture for Context Prediction

TitleAn Architecture for Context Prediction
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMayrhofer, R.
EditorFerscha, A., Hörtner H., & Kotsis G.
Book TitleAdvances in Pervasive Computing
PublisherAustrian Computer Society {(OCG)}
ISBN Number3-85403-176-9

Today's information appliances are usually very powerful, featuring local storage and processing power, communication technology and supporting many different applications. They are either mobile, like laptop computers, handheld devices, mobile phones or wearables, or fixed, like TV set-top boxes, home entertainment centers or even whole rooms equipped with various interacting devices; but most of them have various hardware components that can be used as sensors for querying the environment. By exploiting these sensors, it is possible to make devices context aware and thus adaptive to the current user's situation. This paper presents the basic structure of a framework which eases the implementation of context aware applications by providing the current and future, predicted context.