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Intelligible Context-aware Adaptive Applications 

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Intelligible context-aware adaptive applications

Key words: middleware, ubiquitous computing, distributed systems

Description: Context-aware applications use sensors and complex inferencing techniques to detect what is happening, and adapt their behavior to facilitate everyday tasks.

When context-aware adaptive applications behave well (i.e. they adapt well to the context of their end-users), the context sensing and processing remains implicit to the end-users. However, if the applications behave in unexpected ways, end-users often do not understand what is going on, why the applications exhibit this kind of behavior. This could lead to people no longer using, or even mistrusting the application. Intelligibility is a feature of applications that are capable of generating explanations for their behavior. Intelligible context-aware adaptive applications can represent what they know, how they know it, and what they are doing about it.

Context-driven adaptation is generally implemented through middleware layers that hide the complexity of context sensing and processing. DistriNet, and more particularly the research team on embedded and ubiquitous systems, has experience with the development of middlewares for context-aware, adaptive and mobile applications. In this research, the candidate will investigate a middleware driven approach to embed intelligibility in the application.

As applications will need to offer different kinds of explanations for their behavior, the candidate will investigate how intelligibility can be generalized into reusable middleware building blocks, so that from a developer’s perspective it is far less complex to build context-aware applications where end-users can gain more effective control over the behavior of the applications.

Applicants should have a MSc in computer science or similar and should be highly motivated to work in the field of software engineering and preferably be familiar with middleware for distributed systems. Basic knowledge of artificial intelligence techniques is strongly encouraged.

Latest application date: 2011-10-01

Financing: available

Type of Position: scholarship

Duration of the Project : 4 years

Research group: Department of Computer Science

Scientific Supervisors: Yolande Berbers, Professor at K.U.Leuven, and Davy Preuveneers, postdoctoral researcher at K.U.Leuven
http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/people/showMember.do?memberID=u0006685
http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/people/showMember.do?memberID=u0038519

Additional Information: K.U.Leuven, which is situated at about 20 kilometers from Brussels, is the oldest and largest university of the Low Countries. It is a highly ranked university doing top research. It has a long-standing tradition of hospitality towards students and scholars from abroad. At present, almost 4,000 international students (about 10% of the total number of students at K.U.Leuven) have found their home away from home in Leuven.

How to apply: see http://phd.kuleuven.be/set/voorstellen_departement?departement=50000525


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Intelligible context-aware adaptive applications

Key words: middleware, ubiquitous computing, distributed systems

Description: Context-aware applications use sensors and complex inferencing techniques to detect what is happening, and adapt their behavior to facilitate everyday tasks.

When context-aware adaptive applications behave well (i.e. they adapt well to the context of their end-users), the context sensing and processing remains implicit to the end-users. However, if the applications behave in unexpected ways, end-users often do not understand what is going on, why the applications exhibit this kind of behavior. This could lead to people no longer using, or even mistrusting the application. Intelligibility is a feature of applications that are capable of generating explanations for their behavior. Intelligible context-aware adaptive applications can represent what they know, how they know it, and what they are doing about it.

Context-driven adaptation is generally implemented through middleware layers that hide the complexity of context sensing and processing. DistriNet, and more particularly the research team on embedded and ubiquitous systems, has experience with the development of middlewares for context-aware, adaptive and mobile applications. In this research, the candidate will investigate a middleware driven approach to embed intelligibility in the application.

As applications will need to offer different kinds of explanations for their behavior, the candidate will investigate how intelligibility can be generalized into reusable middleware building blocks, so that from a developer’s perspective it is far less complex to build context-aware applications where end-users can gain more effective control over the behavior of the applications.

Applicants should have a MSc in computer science or similar and should be highly motivated to work in the field of software engineering and preferably be familiar with middleware for distributed systems. Basic knowledge of artificial intelligence techniques is strongly encouraged.

Latest application date: 2011-10-01

Financing: available

Type of Position: scholarship

Duration of the Project : 4 years

Research group: Department of Computer Science

Scientific Supervisors: Yolande Berbers, Professor at K.U.Leuven, and Davy Preuveneers, postdoctoral researcher at K.U.Leuven
http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/people/showMember.do?memberID=u0006685
http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/people/showMember.do?memberID=u0038519

Additional Information: K.U.Leuven, which is situated at about 20 kilometers from Brussels, is the oldest and largest university of the Low Countries. It is a highly ranked university doing top research. It has a long-standing tradition of hospitality towards students and scholars from abroad. At present, almost 4,000 international students (about 10% of the total number of students at K.U.Leuven) have found their home away from home in Leuven.

How to apply: see http://phd.kuleuven.be/set/voorstellen_departement?departement=50000525<
Country: Belgium