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Context-dependent awareness support in open
Liliana Ardissono · Gianni Bosio
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This paper is published in USER MODELING AND USER-ADAPTED
INTERACTION - The Journal of Personalization Research. ISSN: 0924-
1868. DOI: 10.1007/s11257-011-9100-1.
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Abstract The widespread adoption of online services for performing work, home
and leisure tasks enables users to operate in the ubiquitous environment pro-
vided by the Internet by managing a possibly high number of parallel (private and
shared) activity contexts. The provision of awareness information is a key factor
for keeping users up-to-date with what happens around them; e.g., with the op-
erations performed by their collaborators. However, the delivery of notifications
describing the occurred events can interrupt the users' activities, with a possible
disruptive effect on their emotional and attentional states.