Context-aware Access to Public Shared Devices [Conference Paper]

NESL Technical Report #: 2007-5-2


Abstract: To allow for an efficient usage of a device in pervasive computing environments, reliable and yet convenient user access is an important requirement. The problem becomes more complex when the accessed device is shared by the public with many different individuals. This paper first illustrates the common pitfalls and issues of establishing sessions to such devices. The paper then proposes a context-aware solution that uses different contexts to capture a usage session. The paper presents a general system design that supports a secure, selective, and identifiable user access of public shared devices with high usability. We have implemented a prototype system to demonstrate the concept. © ACM, (2007). This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in HealthNet'07 Proceedings.

Publication Forum: HealthNet 2007: the First International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments (See Abtract for Copyright information)

Date: 2007-06-07

Place: Puerto Rico

Public Document?: Yes

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Conference Paper