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Context-Aware Computing by De Gruyter

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1Context-Aware Data Management Toward Ambient Intelligence

Abstract: Developments in ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous communication, together with intelligent user-friendly interfaces, eventually lead to a world in which computing functionality will be embedded in all kinds of objects, which are capable of recognizing and responding to individual human needs in a seamless, unobtrusive, and often invisible way. Such a vision is coined Ambient Intelligence (AmI), whose aim is to bring information technology to everyone, every home, every school, and every business. An example is a hotel room that can adapt automatically to its customer’s favorite room temperature and music choice. In the AmI world, for computers to be able to fit human environments, ...

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