Mobile Context Toolbox: An Extensible Context Framework for the Maemo Platform

Arkadiusz Stopczynski, Jakob Eg Larsen, Lukasz Skomail

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    Abstract

    In this paper we describe an open framework utilizing sensors and application data on the Maemo mobile platform enabling rapid prototyping of context-aware mobile applications. The framework has an extensible layered architecture allowing new hardware and software sensors and features to be added to the context framework. We present initial results from in-the-wild experiments where contextual data was acquired using the tool. In the experiments 6 participants were using a Nokia N900 mobile phone continuously with a logger application for an average of 33 days. The study has provided valuable insights into human behavior in terms of places visited, people met, etc. Moreover, it has provided useful insights into platform issues of the system deployed in real-life usage situations, including the stability and power consumption.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Conference of Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications (FRUCT) Program
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event8th Conference of Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications - Lappeenranta, Finland
    Duration: 9 Nov 201012 Nov 2010
    Conference number: 8
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    Conference

    Conference8th Conference of Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications
    Number8
    CountryFinland
    CityLappeenranta
    Period09/11/201012/11/2010
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    Keywords

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

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