Survey on context-awareness in ubiquitous media

Daqiang Zhang, Hongyu Huang, Chin Feng Lai, Xuedong Liang, Qin Zou, Minyi Guo

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Context-awareness assists ubiquitous media applications in discovering the changeable contextual information and adapting their behaviors accordingly. A wide spectrum of context-aware schemes have been proposed over the last decade. However, most of them provide partial functionalities of context-awareness in ubiquitous media applications. They are specified to a certain task and lack of systematic research on context-awareness. To this end, this survey aims at answering how close we are to developing context-aware applications in ubiquitous media in a systematic manner. This survey proposes a reference framework to identify key functionalities of context-awareness. Then, it investigates the state-of-the-art advances in every functionality of context-awareness. Finally, it points out potential directions in context-awareness research and tools for building and measuring context-aware ubiquitous media systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-211
Number of pages33
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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