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.

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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: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: First International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (HUC'99)
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11661
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 28 May 2008 21:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 23:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11661

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