Title: Context-sensitive smart devices - definition and a functional taxonomy

Authors: Ramnath Krishnan Pallasena; Mayank Sharma; Venkataraghavan Krishnaswamy

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Kundeshwari, Kashipur, District – Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand 244713, India ' Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Kundeshwari, Kashipur, District – Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand 244713, India ' Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Kundeshwari, Kashipur, District – Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand 244713, India

Abstract: Smart devices are no longer fashionable artefacts but have found mainstream adoption. Smart devices help humans by being context-sensitive, run errands or execute tasks and support their daily operations. This paper defines these context-sensitive smart devices (CSSD). We review the context and context sensitivity exhibited by mobile phones and smart devices. We further discuss the functionality of these smart devices and provide a functional taxonomy classification. This functional taxonomy could act as a framework in the design and development of CSSD. We illustrate the application of the functional taxonomy in different contexts, bringing out the characteristics, challenges and applications in each context.

Keywords: smart devices; context-aware systems; taxonomy classification; context-sensitivity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSHC.2019.101593

International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing, 2019 Vol.3 No.2, pp.108 - 134

Available online: 06 Aug 2019 *

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