Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Framework for Building and Operating Context-Aware Mobile Applications

Download54 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_13,
        author={Aaratee Shrestha and Bettina Biel and Tobias Griebe and Volker Gruhn},
        title={A Framework for Building and Operating Context-Aware Mobile Applications},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={context-awareness context-aware mobile applications (CAMA) service oriented architecture (SOA)},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_13}
    }
    
  • Aaratee Shrestha
    Bettina Biel
    Tobias Griebe
    Volker Gruhn
    Year: 2012
    A Framework for Building and Operating Context-Aware Mobile Applications
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_13
Aaratee Shrestha1,*, Bettina Biel1,*, Tobias Griebe1,*, Volker Gruhn1,*
  • 1: University of Duisburg-Essen
*Contact email: aaratee.shrestha@paluno.uni-due.de, bettina.biel@paluno.uni-due.de, tobias.griebe@paluno.uni-due.de, volker.gruhn@paluno.uni-due.de

Abstract

A context-aware mobile framework must support and handle complex context data which is dynamically manipulated in the distributed mobile network. Research in this area has focused on the efficient design of such a framework. However, there are still key problems such as dynamic adaptation, reusability, interoperability, high energy and memory consumption. Our approach to solve the problems of Context-Aware Mobile Applications (CAMA) is to design a framework architecture by using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The reusable, loosely-coupled local and external services allow CAMA to communicate with the CAMA Framework, OS and external service providers using minimum interfaces. The framework supports interoperability, dynamic adaptability and context handling in a frequently changing environment. In this work-in-progress paper, we define SOA, usability and testing requirements for a prototype CAMA and the CAMA Framework. We conclude that our approach will enhance mobile framework architecture to provide solutions to the key problems of CAMA.