Handling heterogeneity in context aware services

Ronald Van Eijk, Alfons Salden, Arjan Peddemors, Johan De Heer, Petri Määttä, Ville Haataja

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The increasing number of context aware services, which depend on various multimodal sensing, processing and actuating techniques, technologies and formats ask for a physical framework that is able to handle their heterogeneity. Thereto, we propose a context model bridging the semantic gaps between context aware services. In addition we propose a simple system architecture of Distribution Servers and Transformation Servers that bridge semantic gaps among context aware services. Applying our framework we solve the heterogeneity problem existing for location services. Location is typically a form of context where heterogeneity is a problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
JournalInternational Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • heterogeneity
  • context awareness
  • positioning
  • semantics


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