Activity Context-Aware System Architectures
Papers from the 2013 AAAI Workshop
Pankaj Mehra, Lokendra Shastri, Workshop Cochairs
Pervasive context-aware computing technologies will become mainstream within five years. They will enable a new generation of applications in digital workplaces and smart homes, revolutionizing retail, media, travel and healthcare, among other significant markets. This workshop seeks to discover novel architectures and key components needed for domain-focused, task-specific systems that "know" what a user is doing (context, activity structure), who are they (identities, profile, history) with (social context) and in what role (responsibility, security, privacy), when and where (event, time, place), why (goals, shared or personal), how are they doing it (methods, applications), and using what resources (device, services, ownership, and access).
All along, these systems will be observing and recording such context of work and play. Smart workspaces and playspaces will increasingly utilize that context data to let users move seamlessly between applications and devices, without having to explicitly carry, transfer, and exchange activity context.
These smart environments will support contextual interaction through multi-modal interfaces combining speech, touch and gesture, by embedding context-aware services.