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JSW 2009 Vol.4(6): 571-576 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.6.571-576

Estimating User Preferences by Managing Contextual History in Context Aware Systems

Nazir A Malik1, Muhammad Younus Javed1, Umar Mahmud2
1Department of Computer Engineering, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
2Department of Computer Science, College of Signals, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Abstract—Context awareness enables smart service discovery and adaptation for mobile and wireless hosts. The contextual data is acquired from sensors present in the smart space, which may be absent. The inherent noisy nature of wireless environments does not guarantee the gathering of correct data. A history module is thus required in conjunction with existing context-aware systems that overcomes these limitations by predicting the data. We present a modular approach that when coupled with existing context managers will be able to provide user preference on the basis of usage history.

Index Terms—Context History, Context Awareness, Ubiquitous Computing

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Cite: Nazir A Malik, Muhammad Younus Javed, Umar Mahmud, "Estimating User Preferences by Managing Contextual History in Context Aware Systems," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 571-576, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
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