scatterbox

Scatterbox: Context-Aware Message Management

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, Volume 22, Issue 5, p.549-568 (2008)

Keywords:

context; scatterbox; pervasive computing; ubiquitous computing; email

Abstract:

Applications that rely on mobile devices for user interaction must be mindful of the user's limited attention, which will typically be split between several competing tasks. Content delivery in such systems must be adapted closely to users' evolving situations and shifting priorities, in a way that cannot be accomplished using static filtering determined a priori. We propose a more dynamic context-driven approach to content delivery. We demonstrate our approach using Scatterbox, a pervasive computing application we have developed which performs sensor fusion to derive a user's current situation. Based on the user's level of interruptibility, Scatterbox prioritises and forwards relevant messages to their mobile phone. We draw conclusions from a preliminary evaluation of the system.

Towards Scatterbox: a Context-Aware Message Forwarding Platform

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

Fourth International Workshop on Modeling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2007), p.13-24 (2007)

Keywords:

scatterbox; context; context awareness; pervasive computing; ubiquitous computing

Abstract:

Context-aware systems that rely on mobile devices for user interaction must address the low bandwidth of both communications and more importantly the user's limited attention, which will typically be split between several competing tasks. Content delivery in such systems must be adapted closely to users' evolving situations and shifting priorities, in a way that cannot be accomplished using static filtering determined a priori. We propose a more dynamic context-driven approach to content delivery, that integrates information from a wide range of sources. We demonstrate our approach on a system for adaptive message prioritisation and forwarding.

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