Cláudio Elízio Calazans Campelo

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Advances in mobile devices, sensors and wireless networks have motivated the development of context-aware applications. Such mobile applications use sensors for monitoring several features such as: location, temperature, velocity, weather, traffic jam, noise, air pollution, and so on. This monitoring enables service provision according to a given context.(More)
The enhancements in mobile device infrastructure enable the use of a location computer service while user is on the move; such systems are known as Location-Based Services (LBS). When these applications manage user profile and context, they are coined context-aware applications. In this paper we propose a service-oriented architecture for context-aware(More)
This thesis presents a novel approach to representing and reasoning about geographic phenomena which can be interpreted based on changes affecting spatial extensions of geographic features. Of particular interest in this work are geographic features whose extensions can be described as 2-dimensional regions corresponding to portions of the earth surface(More)
Humans tend to interpret a temporal series of geographical spatial data in terms of geographical processes. They also often ascribe certain properties to processes (e.g. a process may be said to accelerate). Given a spatial region of observation, distinct properties may be observed in different subregions and at different times, which causes difficulties(More)
Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) has become a very attractive area of research. GIR is a specialization of a traditional information retrieval system, which may index and search Web documents based on their spatial footprints. Research in this new field may be categorized into crawling spatial-related documents, modeling the geographic scope of a(More)