Context awareness refers to the apability of an appli ation or a servi e being aware of its physi al environment or situation (i.e., ontext) and responding proa tively and intelligently based on such awareness (1, 7, 11). With recent developments in omputer hardware, software, networking, and sensorte hnologies, ontext awareness be omes one of the most exiting trends in omputing today that holds the potential to make our daily lives more produ tive, onvenient, and enjoyable. For example, atour-guide servi e gives tourists suggestions on the attra tions to visit by onsidering their urrent locations, preferen es, and even the prevailing weather onditions.
|Title of host publication||Enabling Context-Aware Web Services|
|Subtitle of host publication||Methods, Architectures, and Technologies|
|Editors||Quan Z Sheng, Jian Yu, Schahram Dustdar|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781439809860, 9780429075506|
|Publication status||Published - 10 May 2010|