Scatterbox: Context-Aware Message Management

  title={Scatterbox: Context-Aware Message Management},
  author={Stephen Knox and Ross Shannon and Lorcan Coyle and Adrian K. Clear and Simon A. Dobson and Aaron J. Quigley and Paddy Nixon},
  journal={Rev. d'Intelligence Artif.},
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… 

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