© 2012

Mobile Context Awareness

  • Tom Lovett
  • Eamonn O'Neill


  • With contributions by international experts from both academia and industry

  • Contains methods and algorithms to solve unique problems in mobile context-awareness

  • A focus on empiricism: many chapters contain results of evaluations in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Tom Lovett, Eamonn O’Neill
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kiran K. Rachuri, Cecilia Mascolo, Mirco Musolesi
    Pages 65-76
  4. Hisao Setoguchi, Yuzo Okamoto, Naoki Iketani, Kenta Cho, Masanori Hattori, Takahiro Kawamura
    Pages 77-86
  5. Cristina Frà, Massimo Valla, Alessio Agneessens, Igor Bisio, Fabio Lavagetto
    Pages 87-96
  6. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Jon Crowcroft
    Pages 97-113
  7. Salvador Faria, Vassilis Kostakos
    Pages 115-131
  8. Esben von Buchwald, Jakob Eg Larsen, Roderick Murray-Smith
    Pages 133-142
  9. Lincoln David, José Viterbo, Marcelo Malcher, Hubert Fonseca, Gustavo Baptista, Markus Endler
    Pages 169-184
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-186

About this book


The importance of context in computer science has increased in recent decades as computers have become ever more pervasive in everyday life. Context awareness – the idea that computers can sense and react to a user's situation – has been a popular research topic for a number of years. Its appeal lies in a variety of areas, notably through making users' lives easier by relieving task burden, such as when searching for nearby shops, restaurants or transportation links.

One of the most ubiquitous tools in the progress of context awareness has been the mobile device; its enormous popularity and permeation into daily life – coupled with increasingly sophisticated hardware – has greatly improved the potential for context awareness in the world. The very mobility of these devices is key to the idea of mobile context awareness, where the sensing and reacting is enabled by, and even conducted upon, the device itself.

The motivation behind this book is threefold: to explore the capabilities, challenges, and applications of mobile context awareness. In addition to the mobility that smartphones and similar devices bring to context awareness, we explore the capabilities that these mobile devices offer, the problems or challenges that they might introduce, and the applications and use cases for which mobile devices play a key part.

With contributions from both academia and industry experts, Mobile Context Awareness serves as a collection of research around these important topics, providing an interesting, informative and comprehensive overview of the subject at present, as well as insights into the future developments of the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Lovett
    • 1
  • Eamonn O'Neill
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Bath / Vodafone Group R&DBathUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom

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