Quotation Bauer, Christine, Novotny, Alexander. 2017. A Consolidated View of Context for Intelligent Systems. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments 9 (4), 377-393.




This paper's main objective is to consolidate the knowledge on context in the realm of intelligent systems, systems that are aware of their context and can adapt their behavior accordingly. We provide an overview and analysis of 36 context models that are heterogeneous and scattered throughout multiple fields of research. In our analysis, we identify five shared context categories: social context, location, time, physical context, and user context. In addition, we compare the context models with the context elements considered in the discourse on intelligent systems and find that the models do not properly represent the identified set of 3,741 unique context elements. As a result, we propose a consolidation of the findings from the 36 context models and the 3,741 unique context elements. The analysis reveals that there is a long tail of context categories that are considered only sporadically in context models. However, particularly these context elements in the long tail may be necessary for improving intelligent systems' context awareness.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title A Consolidated View of Context for Intelligent Systems
Volume 9
Number 4
Year 2017
Page from 377
Page to 393
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/AIS-170445


Bauer, Christine (Former researcher)
Novotny, Alexander (Details)
Institute for Information Systems and Society IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1146 Management information systems (Details)
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