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JSW 2009 Vol.4(9): 921-1013 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.9.921-1013

Context and Adaptivity in Pervasive Computing Environments: Links with Software Engineering and Ontological Engineering

Ahmet Soylu1,2, Patrick De Causmaecker1, 2 Piet Desmet1
1K.U. Leuven, Interdisciplinary Research on Technology Education and Communication (iTec), Kortrijk, Belgium
2K.U. Leuven, Combinatorial Optimization and Decision Support (CODeS), Kortrijk, Belgium

Abstract—In this article we present a review of selected literature of context-aware pervasive computing while integrating theory and practice from various disciplines in order to construct a theoretical grounding and a technical follow-up path for our future research. This paper is not meant to provide an extensive review of the literature, but rather to integrate and extend fundamental and promising theoretical and technical aspects found in the literature. Our purpose is to use the constructed theory and practice in order to enable anywhere and anytime adaptive e-learning environments. We particularly elaborate on context, adaptivity, context-aware systems, ontologies and software development issues. Furthermore, we represent our view point for context-aware pervasive application development particularly based on higher abstraction where ontologies and semantic web activities, also web itself, are of crucial.

Index Terms—pervasive computing, context, contextawareness, adaptivity, semantic web, ontologies, software engineering.

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Cite: Ahmet Soylu, Patrick De Causmaecker, Piet Desmet, "Context and Adaptivity in Pervasive Computing Environments: Links with Software Engineering and Ontological Engineering," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 9, pp. 921-1013, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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E-mail: jsw@iap.org
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