Mobile Context Toolbox - an extensible context framework for S60 mobile phones

Jakob Eg Larsen, Kristian Jensen

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    Abstract

    We describe an open framework utilizing sensors and application data on S60 mobile phones enabling rapid prototyping of context-aware mobile applications. The framework has an extensible layered architecture allowing new sensors and features to be added to the context framework as they become available on mobile phone platforms. The framework provides access to multiple sensors to derive user context, and we present results from experiments with two prototype applications built using the toolbox. Initial experiments have been carried out to validate the data obtained by the tool. In the experiments 14 participants have been continuously using a Nokia N95 mobile phone with a context logger application for an average of 48 days per user and covering 70% of the time. The study has provided valuable insights into the performance issues of the system in real-life usage situations, including the stability of and power consumption in the system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart Sensing and Context
    Volume5741
    PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
    Publication date2009
    Pages193-206
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04470-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context - Guildford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 16 Sep 200918 Sep 2009
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context
    Number4
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityGuildford
    Period16/09/200918/09/2009
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    ISSN0302-9743

    Keywords

    • context, context-awareness, mobile, framework, toolbox, application prototyping

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