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

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3 Author(s)
Hardian, B. ; Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Electr. Eng., Queensland Univ., Brisbane, Qld. ; Indulska, J. ; Henricksen, K.

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

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Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, 2006. PerCom Workshops 2006. Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on

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13-17 March 2006