Context Aware Systems
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 12:00
Kochi Campus

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.