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CyberDesk: a framework for providing self-integrating context-aware services Anind K. Deya,
 

Summary: CyberDesk: a framework for providing self-integrating context-aware services
Anind K. Deya,
*, Gregory D. Abowda
, Andrew Woodb
a
Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280, USA
b
School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Received 19 May 1998; accepted 1 June 1998
Abstract
Applications are often designed to take advantage of the potential for integration with each other via shared information. Current
approaches for integration are limited, affecting both the programmer and end-user. In this paper, we present CyberDesk, a framework
for self-integrating software in which integration is driven by user context. It relieves the burden on programmers by removing the necessity
to predict how software should be integrated. It also relieves the burden from users by removing the need to understand how to make different
software components work together. 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Context-aware computing; Automated software integration; Dynamic mediation; Ubiquitous computing
1. Introduction
Software applications often work on similar information
types such as names, addresses, dates, and locations. Collec-
tions of applications are often designed to take advantage of

  

Source: Abowd, Gregory D. - College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences