Tutorial Speaker: Dr. Ashok Agrawala, Professor of Computer Science, Director, The MIND Lab and The MAXWell Lab, University of Maryland, USA
Title: Context‐Aware, Event‐Driven Systems
It is well recognized that context plays a significant role in all human endeavors. All decisions are based on information which has to be interpreted in context. By making the information systems context‐ aware we can have systems that significantly improve the human capabilities to handle situations.
Further, most of the time, we react to events that take place. We organize activities, and gather information and resources, in response and handle the eventin the contextin which ittakes place. The challenge comes up when we design systemsthatsupport our abilitiesto handle events, anticipated as well as unanticipated. In this tutorial be discuss the current state of the art for Context‐aware Systems, Event‐driven Systems and present some ideas towards the design and implementation of Context‐aware, Event‐driven
Systems. Some examples of the systems being developed and deployed at the University of Maryland will also be presented.