Balancing autonomy and user control in context-aware systems - A survey

Bob Hardian, Jadwiga Indulska, Karen Henricksen

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Abstract

Application autonomy can reduce interactions with users, ease the use of the system, and decrease user distraction. On the other hand, users may feel loss of control over their applications. A further problem is that autonomous applications may not always behave in the way desired by the user. To mitigate these problems, autonomous context-aware systems must provide mechanisms to strike a suitable balance between user control and software autonomy. In this paper, we present a survey of research on balancing user control and system autonomy in context-aware systems. We address various issues that are related to the control-autonomy trade-off, including issues in context modelling, programming models and tools, and user interface design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2006
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2006
Event4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2006 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 13 Mar 200617 Mar 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2006
Volume2006

Conference

Conference4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2006
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period13/03/0617/03/06

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