Context-aware applications intelligently support user tasks by acting autonomously on behalf of users and this autonomy is based on evaluation of context information. Some models of context information already exist, however many research issues related to context information modelling are still not fully addressed. A generic approach to context modelling is needed in order to capture various features of context information, including a variety of types of context information, dependencies between context information, quality of context information and context histories. Hybrid approaches to context modelling -- such as approaches that combine ontology-based modelling with alternative modelling techniques -- also need to be explored, as many of the current solutions are too limited to capture the richness of context information and support the necessary reasoning. In addition, to ease software engineering problems encountered in programming context-aware applications, appropriate abstractions are necessary to support discovery and reuse of context information, as well as scalable methods of context processing and management. It is also necessary to increase user acceptance of autonomously adapting applications by developing methods of balancing autonomy of context-aware applications with user control.
This workshop's aim is to advance the state-of-the-art in context information modelling, reasoning and management, and in methods that balance autonomy of context-aware applications with user control. The goal is to identify concepts, theories and methods applicable to context modelling and reasoning, as well as system-oriented issues related to the design and implementation of context-aware systems.
CoMoRea will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent research results and ongoing work. A strong emphasis will be put on experiences with context modelling and the management of the context information. The workshop will foster exchange of experiences and collaboration among researchers.
In particular, the following topics are of interest to this workshop:
Context modelling techniques
Domain-specific context models
Ontology-based approaches to context modelling and reasoning
Hybrid context models (integration of various modelling techniques)
Advanced issues in context modelling, including issues of information quality and ambiguity
Context reasoning algorithms, their complexity and accuracy
Discovery and reuse of context information
Privacy of context information
Distributed and scalable context management
Experiences with using context models to build context-aware applications
Tool support for context modelling and development of context model-based applications
Balance of autonomy with user control
Submitted papers will be refereed by the workshop Program Committee. Accepted papers will appear in the PerCom'07 Workshops proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
Submitted papers should address at least one of the workshop topics. The papers should be in the IEEE format and should be no more than 5 pages in length. Research papers must be an original unpublished work and not under review elsewhere. Experience reports must be stated as such and a comprehensive discussion of the taken approach, experiences, and its assessment is expected. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair CoMoRea page, http://www.easychair.org/CoMoRea07/
If you have problems submitting, please contact the workshop chairs.
Paper submissions due by: October 14, 2006
Paper selections due by: November 25, 2006
Final papers due to IEEE: December 22, 2006
Workshop date: March 19 or 23, 2007