Analysis of the energy conservation aspects of a mobile context broker
Kiani, S. L., Moltchanov, B., Knappmeyer, M. and Baker, N. (2011) Analysis of the energy conservation aspects of a mobile context broker. In: The 4th conference on Smart Spaces -- ruSMART, August 22--23, St.-Petersburg, Russia, 22nd - 23rd August, 2011. St. Petersburg, Russia: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the main mean of interaction for inhabitants of ubiquitous computing environments. Pervasiveness of these devices as users’ personal gadgets and their high-tech capabilities allow capturing of broad contextual information about the physical environment, users social profile and preferences. These modern roles of mobile devices facilitate a number of user and environment related context consuming and producing applications to be hosted on these devices. But without a coordinating component on the mobile device these context consumers and providers are a potential burden on device resources, specifically the effect of uncoordinated computation and communication shortens the battery life. In this paper we briefly de- scribe the concept of a Mobile Context Broker and focus on the energy conservation benefits gained through the context coordination facilities provided by the Mobile Context Broker executing on a smart mobile device. The reported results signify reduction in energy consumption.