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8th IEEE Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea)
at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom'11)
Seattle, USA 21-25 Mar 2011

Call for Papers (as PDF, as Text)

Workshop Program (March 25, 2011)

The complete program can be downloaded here at the PerCom web site.


Location: East Room



·         Session 1 – Context Modeling  8:30am - 10:00am Chair: Daniele Riboni (University of Milan, Italy)

o   CR1. “A Preference Modelling Approach to Support Intelligibility in Pervasive Applications,” Johnson Fong; Jadwiga Indulska (University of Queensland, Australia); Ricky Robinson (NICTA, Australia)

o   CR2. “Modeling Social Contexts for Pervasive Computing Environments,” Giulia Biamino (University of Torino, Italy)

o   CR3. “High Level Context Query Processing: An Experience Report,” Cristina Frà; Massimo Valla (Telecom Italia, Italy); Nearchos Paspallis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

·         Session 2 – Context Reasoning  10:30am - 12:00pm Chair: Daniela Nicklas (Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg, Germany)

o   CR4. “Is Ontology-based Activity Recognition Really Effective?” Daniele Riboni; Linda Pareschi; Laura Radaelli; Claudio Bettini (University of Milan, Italy)

o   CR5. “Discovering Daily Routines from Google Latitude with Topic Models,” Laura Ferrari; Marco Mamei (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)

o   CR6. “An Approach to Collaborative Context Prediction,” Christian Voigtmann (University of Kassel, Germany)

·         Session 3 – Context Quality and Management  1:30pm - 3:00pm Chair: Daniela Nicklas (Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg, Germany)

o   CR7. “A Fine-grain Approach for Evaluating the Quality of Context,Zied Abid; Sophie Chabridon (Institut Télécom - Télécom SudParis, France)

o   CR8. “Decoupling Context-aware Services,” Søren Debois; Arne John Glenstrup; Francesco Zanitti (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

o   CR9. “A Context-aware Cost of Interruption Model for Mobile Devices,” Sina Zulkernain; Praveen Madiraju; Sheikh Ahamed (Marquette University, USA)

·       Session 4 – Open Discussion  3:30pm - 5:00pm “Trends and Challenges for Future Context-aware Systems” Moderators: Daniela Nicklas and Daniele Riboni



Important Dates

Workshop Scope

There is a high interest in context-aware applications that intelligently support user tasks by acting autonomously on behalf of users. Behavior of context-aware applications depends not only on their internal state and user interactions but also on the context sensed during their execution. Some early models of context information already exist, however many research issues related to context information modeling are still not fully addressed. Existing context models vary in types of context information they can represent. While some models take the user’s current situation, e.g. “in a meeting”, into account others model the physical environment, i.e. locations. A more generic approach to context modeling is needed in order to capture various features of context information including a variety of types of context information, dependencies between context information, quality and provenance of context information and context histories. 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.

This workshop’s aim is to advance the state of the art in context modeling and reasoning and also discuss fundamental issues in context processing and management. The goal is to identify concepts, theories and methods applicable to context modeling and context reasoning as well as system-oriented issues related to the design and implementation of context-aware systems. Particular attention will be paid to hybrid approaches to context modeling, e.g. an integration of non-ontology based context models with ontology based context models.

Workshop Committee


Workshop co-chairs

Program Committee