Context-Aware User Interfaces for Intelligent Emergency Applications

  • Feras A. BatarsehEmail author
  • Jash Pithadia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10257)


The importance of context in many recent software engineering research studies has been rising significantly. Injecting context awareness into software systems has facilitated multiple facets of modelling, increasing user satisfaction, and increased the level of User Interface (UI) intelligence. Context has been a major part of traditional Artificial Intelligence (AI), lately however, it is being deployed to a wider spectrum of research topics such as human cognition, the internet of things, software usability and many others. In this paper, a new context-aware method for emergency applications is introduced. An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to life, health, property or environment. There is an obvious gap in applying context to such critical cases; this paper shows that context awareness in user interfaces can play an important role with notifications and improving human reactions during such unfortunate and unforeseen incidents. The proposed method is evaluated through live emergency drills and simulations, the experimental results are presented.


Context awareness Emergency applications Mobile apps User interfaces design and development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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