[Accessforall] Task Force on Context Description - Definition of Context

Claudia Loitsch claudia.loitsch at tu-dresden.de
Wed Jun 27 11:00:30 UTC 2012

Hello all,

For our discussion on context description it is necessary to have a look 
on existing definitions especially to find correct terms. I found a 
paper that proposes a structured definition of the term context as well 
as an overview of other definitions and concepts.After reading this 
paper I am convinced we should either find a more exact term what we are 
trying to define/collect (e.g. influenced spatial and temporal 
situation) or consider the context as a characterization of a user 
situation, for example, as defined by Dey ("Context is any information 
that can be used to characterize the situation of an entity") and 
Zimmerman respectively.

I recommend having a look on the paper you can find attached or on the 
following link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/95573j68g0g315j9/

Furthermore I summarized some relevant facts from the paper in the 
document Context_Definitions.doc

Kind regards


Dipl.-Medieninf. Claudia Loitsch

Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Angewandte Informatik
Professur Mensch-Computer Interaktion

Tel.: 0351/463 42025
Fax: 0351/463 38491

E-Mail: claudia.loitsch at tu-dresden.de

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