Open framework for distributed context management in ubiquitous environments
by Jun-Hong Lu; Chiung-Ying Wang; Ren-Hung Hwang
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012

Abstract: Most previous research into ubiquitous computing has focused on small and ad hoc environments with proprietary infrastructures and protocols. Consequently, context-aware services are usually developed without considering interoperability among different systems, devices and services. This work presents an open framework for ubiquitous environments, with a distributed context management architecture and a communication model based on standard protocols. With this framework, a smart device can search for context-aware services and a service can be easily deployed via standard protocols and distributed context managers. A prototype of the framework has been implemented to demonstrate its feasibility.

Online publication date: Thu, 24-May-2012

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