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Much of the current work on context-aware computing relies on information directly available to an application via context sensors on its local host, e.g., user profile, host location, time of day, resource availability, and quality of service measurements. We propose a new notion of context which includes in principle any information available in the ad hoc network infrastructure but is restricted in practice to specific views of the overall context. The context of each view is define in terms of data, objects, or events exhibiting certain propertied, associated with particular application components, residing on particular hosts, and part of some restricted subnet. Location, distance, movement profiles, access rights, and much more can be used in view specifications. The underlying system infrastructure interprets the view specifications and continuously updates the contents of user-defined views despite dynamic changes in the specifications, state transitions at the application level, mobility of hosts in the physical space, and migrations of code among hosts.
Roman, Gruia-Catalin; Julien, Christine; and Murphy, Amy L., "A Declarative Approach to Agent-Centered Context-Aware Computing in Ad Hoc Wireless Environments" Report Number: WUCSE-2002-22 (2002). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.