Start Date: Jan-2011 End Date: Jan-2012
Members: Norha M. Villegas (project leader), Gabriel Tamura (co-researcher), Juan Carlos Muñoz (student), Hausi A. Müller (associate researcher)
This project focuses on the implementation of a prototype for a user-driven context management framework to discover personal context entities and enable the user in the dynamic integration of these entities into an e-commerce personal web sphere.
• To define the context meta-model and the corresponding concrete model for the defined e-commerce case study.
• To design an open web service based context management framework that will assist the user in the integration of Personal Web enabled entities in the e-commerce case study.
• To implement the context management framework using the public Amazon’s APIs for developing e-commerce applications.
• To present the prototype at the showcase session of the IBM CASCON conference in November 2011.
The Personal Web is the people-centric instantiation of the Smart Internet where information systems, services and web content are articulated by users according to their matters of concern. To realize the vision of the Personal Web, the Smart Internet requires infrastructure to support the user in the integration of personal data and the composition of personal services within a highly dynamic context that constitutes the user’s Personal Web Sphere [Ng2010]. To address these requirements, we propose a user-driven context management framework to support users with no special technical skills in the run-time modification of personal context models used to monitor context information (e.g., available services, user’s profiles, location, social activities) under changing monitoring requirements. The core of our proposal is the management of monitoring concerns by implementing feedback loops, where the user acts as the planner of the controller to adapt the monitoring strategy by means of using web interactions to modify the personal context models. These context models represent monitoring concerns by defining abstract types of contextual entities, the relationships among them and the interactions that the user can instantiate to drive web integration [Villegasetal2010]. The main outcome of the project is the implementation of a dynamic context management plug-in that must be developed using the public Amazon’s APIs for e-commerce applications. This project is part of proof of concept of Norha Villegas’s phd dissertation.
[Ng2010] J. Ng: The Personal Web: Smart Internet for Me. Pre-proceedings of the 1st Symposium on the Personal Web, IBM Center for Advanced Studies Lab, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010. Available online: http://research.cs.queensu.ca/home/cordy/SPW/Proceedings/PersonalWebSymposiumV2.5.pdf
[Villegasetal2010] N.M. Villegas, H.A. Müller, J. Ng, A. Lau: Managing Dynamic Context to Enable User-Driven Web Integration in the Personal Web. Pre-proceedings of the 1st Symposium on the Personal Web, IBM Center for Advanced Studies Lab, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010. Available online: http://research.cs.queensu.ca/home/cordy/SPW/Proceedings/PersonalWebSymposiumV2.5.pdf
Icesi University, University of Victoria, and IBM Centre for Advance Studies (CAS), Canada