Nikos Kalatzis

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Context awareness is an inherent feature of pervasive computing. It enhances the proactiveness of the system thus requiring less user attention and fewer human-machine interactions, it supports intelligent personalization features, and it can assist the system to address the user requirements considering the current conditions. Nevertheless, in such(More)
Pervasive computing envisions a world where people are surrounded by numerous communication and computing interconnected devices that are invisible and assist users in their everyday tasks in a seamless unobtrusive manner. Most pervasive computing research initiatives aim towards the realization of smart spaces, i.e. fixed spaces that provide pervasive(More)
Context management systems are expected to administrate large volumes of spatial and non-spatial information in geographical disperse domains. In particular, when these systems cover wide areas such as cities, countries or even the entire planet, the design of scalable storage, retrieval and propagation mechanisms is paramount. This paper elaborates on(More)
Pervasive computing systems need to be strongly proactive. Context-awareness contributes to this, thus minimizing human-machine interaction. Context-aware systems are greatly enhanced by the utilization of recorded history of the users' situations and interactions. In this paper, an approach is proposed for modelling, storing and exploiting(More)
Context awareness is an essential cornerstone in future pervasive computing systems. It has the potential to greatly reduce the user attention and interaction bottlenecks, to give humans the impression that services fade into the background, and to support intelligent personalization features. Nevertheless, in order to create such an environment, a growing(More)
One of the key objectives of a pervasive computing system is to provide appropriate support to enable the user to manage the increasingly complex environment surrounding her. This includes managing the ever-increasing number of devices which can be accessed wirelessly as well as the vast range of services at her disposal. The aim of the Persist project was(More)
The emerging pervasive computing services will eventually lead to the establishment of a context marketplace, where context consumers will be able to obtain the information they require by a plethora of context providers. In this marketplace, several aspects need to be addressed, such as: support for flexible federation among context stakeholders enabling(More)
Pervasive computing [1] or as otherwise called Ambient Intelligence [2] aims to assist users in their everyday tasks in a seamless unobtrusive manner. In this framework, there have been various research initiatives aiming towards the design and realization of smart spaces [3] in homes, offices, universities, schools, hospitals, hotels, museums, and other(More)