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Context-aware applications rely on models of the physical world. Within the Nexus project, we envision a World Wide Space which provides the conceptual and technological framework for integrating and sharing such context models in an open, global platform of context providers. In our ongoing research we tackle important challenges in such a platform including distributed processing of streamed context data, situation recognition by distributed reasoning, efficient management of context data histories, and quality of context information. In this paper we discuss our approach to cope with these challenges and present an extended Nexus architecture.