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CybreMinder: A ContextAware System for Supporting Reminders

Summary: CybreMinder: A Context­Aware System for
Supporting Reminders
Anind K. Dey and Gregory D. Abowd
Future Computing Environments Group
College of Computing and GVU Center
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA 30332­0280
{anind, abowd}@cc.gatech.edu
Abstract. Current tools do not provide adequate support to users for handling
reminders. The main reason for this is the lack of use of rich context that speci­
fies when a reminder should be presented to its recipient. We describe Cybre­
Minder, a prototype context­aware tool that supports users in sending and re­
ceiving reminders that can be associated to richly described situations involv­
ing time, place and more sophisticated pieces of context. These situations better
define when reminders should be delivered, enhancing our ability to deal with
them more effectively. We describe how the tool is used and how it was devel­
oped using our previously developed Context Toolkit infrastructure for con­
text­aware computing.
1 Introduction
A reminder is a special type of message that we send to ourselves or others, to inform
us about some future activity that we should engage in. For example, a colleague


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences