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Location- and Context-Awareness (vol. # 3987)

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-3-540-34151-2

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nd These proceedings contain the papers presented at the 2 International Workshop on Location- and Context-Awareness in May of 2006. As computing moves increasingly into the everyday world, the importance of location and context knowledge grows. The range of contexts encountered while sitting at a desk working on a computer is very limited compared to the large variety of situations experienced away from the desktop. For computing to be relevant and useful in these situations, the computers must have knowledge of the user’s activity, resources, state of mind, and goals, i.e., the user’s context, of which location is an important indicator. This workshop was intended to present research aimed at sensing, inferring, and using location and context data in ways that help the user.

Subject: Computer Science, Information, Performance, Text, WiFi, context-aware computing, intelligent environments, location sensing, location-aware systems, pervasive computing, positioning algorithms, privacy, programming, sensor networks, topological mapping, ubiquitous computing