Inferring and Distributing Spatial Context

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An increasing number of computationally enhanced objects is distributed around us in physical space, which are equipped – or at least can be provided – with sensors for measuring spatial contexts like position, direction and acceleration. We consider spatial relationships between them, which can basically be acquired by a pairwise comparison of their spatial contexts, as crucial information for a variety of applications. If such objects do have wireless communication capabilities, they will be able to build up an ad-hoc network and exchange their spatial contexts among each other. However, processing detailed sensor information and routing it through the network lowers their battery lifetime or even may exceed the capabilities of embedded systems with limited resources. Thus, we present a novel and efficient approach for inferring and distributing spatial contexts in multi-hop networks, which builds upon qualitative spatial representation and reasoning techniques. Simulation results show its behavior with respect to common network topologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Sensing and Context - Second European Conference, EuroSSC 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540756958
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2007) - Kendal, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Oct 200725 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4793 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2007)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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