Contextualized Virtual Science Centers
Andreas Zimmerman (Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany), Andreas Lorenze (Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany) and Marcus Specht (Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany)
Copyright: © 2005
Today it is not enough just to supply content without the consideration of the recipient, his/her current task and situation. Therefore the time, the location, the particular technical limitations, and the modality and style of reception are important parameters for contextualized interactions and information delivery. Context-sensitive content and information processing are especially assets for the generation of added value in information delivery. This chapter describes how contextualization can be performed in virtual science centers. The demand for context-sensitive functionalities constitutes a crucial challenge for application developers, system integrators and product designers. This chapter furthermore offers a potentially substantive approach for development and maintenance of context-sensitive systems and services by adapting information brokering techniques.