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The Context Toolkit: Aiding the Development of ContextAware Applications

Summary: The Context Toolkit: Aiding the Development of
Context­Aware Applications
Anind K. Dey & Gregory D. Abowd
Ubiquitous Computing Research Group
Future Computing Environments
Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center, College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332­0280 USA
+1 404 894 5103
{anind, abowd}@cc.gatech.edu
Context is an important, yet poorly understood and poorly
utilized source of information in interactive computing. It
will be of particular importance in the new millennium as
users move away from their desktops and into settings
where their contexts are changing rapidly. Context is
difficult to use because, unlike other forms of user input,
there is no common, reusable way to handle it. As a result,
context­aware applications have been built in an ad hoc


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences