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Infrastructures for Development of Context-Aware Mobile Applications

Infrastructures for Development of Context-Aware Mobile Applications
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Author(s): Hugo Feitosa de Figueirêdo (University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Tiago Eduardo da Silva (University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva (University of Maranhão, Brazil), José Eustáquio Rangel de Queiroz (University of Campina Grande, Brazil) and Cláudio De Souza Baptista (University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 15
Source title: Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and Fernando Moreira (Portucalense University, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6.ch067


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Context-aware mobile applications are becoming popular, as a consequence of the technological advances in mobile devices, sensors and wireless networking. Nevertheless, developing a context-aware system involves several challenges. For example, what will be the contextual information, how to represent, acquire and process this information and how it will be used by the system. Some frameworks and middleware have been proposed in the literature to help programmers to overcome these challenges. Most of the proposed solutions, however, neither have an extensible ontology-based context model nor uses a communication method that allows a better use of the potentialities of the models of this kind.

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