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The Role of Connectivity in Supporting Context-Sensitive Applications

Cheverst, Keith and Davies, Nigel and Mitchell, Keith and Friday, Adrian (1999) The Role of Connectivity in Supporting Context-Sensitive Applications. In: First International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (HUC'99), 1999-09-271999-09-29, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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    Abstract

    This paper considers the role of network connectivity in supporting context-sensitive applications. A range of context-sensitive applications are analysed with respect to connectivity. Following this analysis a design space is constructed which enables the positioning of context-sensitive applications depending on their reliance on network connectivity and their reliance on local storage. Further consideration of the role of connectivity is achieved through a study of the GUIDE system which has been developed to provide context- sensitive information to visitors to the city of Lancaster. The current GUIDE system utilises a cell-based wireless network infrastructure to provide both location information and dynamic information to mobile GUIDE units. However, coverage throughout the city is not complete and this raises a number of design implications, including how to maintain a visitor's trust in the system when outside of cell coverage.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: First International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (HUC'99)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 121 cs_uid ; 1
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 11661
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 28 May 2008 22:25
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:23
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11661

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