Context-Aware Systems and Applications. Second International Conference, ICCASA 2013, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, November 25-26, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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Towards an Adaptive Visualization System in Context-Aware Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-05939-6_27,
        author={Xiaoyan Bai and David White and David Sundaram},
        title={Towards an Adaptive Visualization System in Context-Aware Environments},
        proceedings={Context-Aware Systems and Applications. Second International Conference, ICCASA 2013, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, November 25-26, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICCASA},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={Context adaptive visualizations Context-aware systems Visualization context Context adaptability Framework Implementation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-05939-6_27}
    }
    
  • Xiaoyan Bai
    David White
    David Sundaram
    Year: 2014
    Towards an Adaptive Visualization System in Context-Aware Environments
    ICCASA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05939-6_27
Xiaoyan Bai1,*, David White1,*, David Sundaram1,*
  • 1: University of Auckland
*Contact email: xbai008@aucklanduni.ac.nz, d.white@auckland.ac.nz, d.sundaram@auckland.ac.nz

Abstract

To provide good visibility of present and potential future contexts and improve system usability and effectiveness, context-aware systems need support for developing effective visualizations of both context and user problem data. However, it is quite difficult to maintain visualization effectiveness across different problem domains, stakeholders, purposes and/or time. Although many existing visualization techniques can provide reasonable support for developing visualizations effective under a certain context, they are still weak for maintaining visualization effectiveness under varying contexts. To address these problems and requirements, this paper discusses contextual factors that may affect visualization effectiveness and proposes a context adaptive visualization framework to guide the development of visualization systems that can be embedded in or used together with context-aware systems in order to develop and maintain effective visualizations. Furthermore, it demonstrates an implementation of the proposed framework through a sequence of context-driven visualizations.