Context-Aware Systems and Applications. First International Conference, ICCASA 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 26-27, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Context-Awareness for Self-adaptive Applications in Ubiquitous Computing Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36642-0_11,
        author={Kurt Geihs and Michael Wagner},
        title={Context-Awareness for Self-adaptive Applications in Ubiquitous Computing Environments},
        proceedings={Context-Aware Systems and Applications. First International Conference, ICCASA 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 26-27, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICCASA},
        year={2013},
        month={2},
        keywords={context-awareness self-adaptation middleware socio-technical requirements},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36642-0_11}
    }
    
  • Kurt Geihs
    Michael Wagner
    Year: 2013
    Context-Awareness for Self-adaptive Applications in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
    ICCASA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36642-0_11
Kurt Geihs1,*, Michael Wagner1,*
  • 1: University of Kassel
*Contact email: geihs@vs.uni-kassel.de, wagner@vs.uni-kassel.de

Abstract

Context-awareness is a prerequisite for self-adaptive applications that are able to react and adapt to their runtime context. We have built and evaluated a comprehensive development framework for context-aware, self-adaptive applications in dynamic ubiquitous computing scenarios. The framework consists of a middleware and an associated model-driven development methodology. In this paper we focus on the context-awareness part of the framework. We discuss design objectives, design decisions, and lessons learnt. The main contributions of this paper are generally applicable insights into the design and seamless integration of context-awareness, dynamic service landscapes, and application adaptation management for applications in highly dynamic execution environments. These insights not only relate to the functional requirements and constraints, but also to non-functional aspects that have a strong influence on the user acceptance of such applications.