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Dagstuhl Ubicomp - Breakout Session

Context Modeling

Chair: Joelle Courtaz

Although context is recognized as a first class concept in ubiquitous computing, there is no clear working definition that could lead to a sound computational model for the development of context-sensitive systems.

Firstly, the group discussed a number of issues and notions related to that of context: What is a situation? How does it relate to a task and a context? Is there a need for revisiting task modelling as well as its role in the design process?

Secondly, the group looked into a taxonomy of context widgets (or contextors) based on A. Dey's and J. Coutaz's work, including aggregators and abstractors (interpreter).

See the summary slides of the context modeling group.

Participants

N. Streitz, , M.Beigl, A. Dey, B. Schiele, M. Langheinrich, L.E. Holmquist, A. Schmidt, A. Gershman, J. Coutaz

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