Context in Computing

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach for Modeling the Real World

Editors: Brézillon, Patrick, Gonzalez, Avelino J. (Eds.)

  • Provides over 30 contributions from leading researchers to create the defining work on the subject of context in computing
  • Focuses on a user-centric approach for modeling with context
  • Covers a range of disciplines including computer science (artificial intelligence, machine learning, decision support, modeling and simulation, validation and verification of software), mathematical logic, engineering, medicine/health care, cognitive science, linguistics, education and training
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This volume explores how context has been and can be used in computing to model human behaviors, actions and communications as well as to manage data and knowledge. It addresses context management and exploitation of context for sharing experience across domains.

The book serves as a user-centric guide for readers wishing to develop context-based applications, as well as an intellectual reference on the concept of context. It provides a broad yet deep treatment of context in computing and related areas that depend heavily on computing. The coverage is broad because of its cross-disciplinary nature but treats topics at a sufficient depth to permit a reader to implement context in his/her computational endeavors.

The volume addresses how context can be integrated in software and systems and how it can be used in a computing environment. Furthermore, the use of context to represent the human dimension, individually as well as collectively is explained. Contributions also include descriptions of how context has been represented in formal as well as non-formal, structured approaches. The last section describes several human behavior representation paradigms based on the concept of context as its central representational element.

The depth and breadth of this content is certain to provide useful as well as intellectually enriching information to readers of diverse backgrounds who have an interest in or are intrigued by using context to assist in their representation of the real world.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gonzalez, Avelino J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The CSS Design Process: On Supporting Context-Sensitive Systems Development

    Vieira, Vaninha (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • Context-Driven Testing on the Cloud

    Batarseh, Feras A.

    Pages 25-44

  • Context-Based Search, Recommendation and Browsing in Software Development

    Antunes, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • Context Aware and Adaptive Systems

    Colman, Alan (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

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eBook $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5576-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Context in Computing
Book Subtitle
A Cross-Disciplinary Approach for Modeling the Real World
Editors
  • Patrick Brézillon
  • Avelino J. Gonzalez
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1887-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1887-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1886-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5576-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 573
Number of Illustrations and Tables
147 b/w illustrations
Topics