Title

Descriptive Naming of Context Data Providers

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

7-2005

Abstract

Much context data comes from mobile, transient, and unreliable sources. Such resources are best specified by descriptive names identifying what data is needed rather than which source is to provide it. The design of descriptive names has important consequences, but until now little attention has been focused on this problem. We propose a descriptive naming system for providers of context data that provides more flexibility and power than previous naming systems by classifying data providers into “provider kinds” that are organized in an evolving hierarchy of subkinds and superkinds. New provider kinds can be inserted in the hierarchy not only as subkinds, but also as superkinds, of existing provider kinds. Our names can specify arbitrary boolean combinations of arbitrary tests on data-source attributes, yielding expressive power not found in naming schemes based on attribute matching.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

5th International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT)

Volume

3554

First Page

112

Last Page

125

ISBN

9783540318903

Identifier

10.1007/11508373_9

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Paris, France

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11508373_9