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Context Awareness (position paper)

Summary: Context Awareness
(position paper)
Christiana Panayiotou
Institute of Computer Science,
Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas,
Vassilika Vouton, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
email: chrisp@ics.forth.gr
Context-Awareness refers to a wide variety of applications. It can be applied in
many diverse areas such as logic, decision-making and vision. It is particularly in-
portant where there is uncertainty or incomplete knowledge of a situation. It is also
important where rigid rules are not applicable, and, when it is not possible or relevant to
comprehent all potentially useful knowledge. Since most of real world applications have
to deal with these type of problems, there is a need to analyse and study thouroughly
the notion of context.
Common sense reasoning is often based on the derivation of situation-dependent
knowledge. The decisions reached under these circumstances are revised when new
information added to the knowledge base renders prior information inapplicable. How-
ever, although the concept of revision is well understood, there is a need to establish


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences