More principled design of pervasive computing systems

S Dobson, P Nixon

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Abstract

Pervasive computing systems are interactive systems in the large, whose behaviour must adapt to the user's changing tasks and environment using different interface modalities and devices. Since the system adapts to its changing environment, it is vital that there are close links between the structure of the environment and the corresponding structured behavioural changes. We conjecture that predictability in pervasive computing arises from having a close, structured and easily-grasped relationship between the context and the behavioural change that context engenders. In current systems this relationship is not explicitly articulated but instead exists implicitly in the system's reaction to events. Our aim is to capture the relationship in a way that can be used to both analyse pervasive computing systems and aid their design. Moreover, some applications will have a wide range of behaviours; others will vary less, or more subtly. The point is not so much what a system does as how what it does varies with context. In this paper we address the principles and semantics that underpin truly pervasive systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive Systems: Joint Working Conferences EHCI-DSVIS 2004, Hamburg, Germany, July 11-13, 2004, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsR. Bastide, P. Palanque, J. Roth
PublisherSpringer
Pages292-305
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-26097-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventJoint Working Conferences of the 9th Engineering for Human Computer Interaction (EHCI)/11th Annual Conference on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (DSVIS) - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 11 Jul 200413 Jul 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3425
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceJoint Working Conferences of the 9th Engineering for Human Computer Interaction (EHCI)/11th Annual Conference on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (DSVIS)
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period11/07/0413/07/04

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