Survey of Context Provisioning Middleware

  title={Survey of Context Provisioning Middleware},
  author={Michael Knappmeyer and Saad Liaquat and Eike Steffen Reetz and Nigel Baker and Ralf R T{\"o}njes},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
In the scope of ubiquitous computing, one of the key issues is the awareness of context, which includes diverse aspects of the user's situation including his activities, physical surroundings, location, emotions and social relations, device and network characteristics and their interaction with each other. This contextual knowledge is typically acquired from physical, virtual or logical sensors. To overcome problems of heterogeneity and hide complexity, a significant number of middleware… CONTINUE READING
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