Mental Models of Ambient Systems: A Modular Research Framework

Felix Schmitt, Jörg Cassens, Martin Christof Kindsmüller, Michael Herczeg


This paper outlines our current research program in the fields of ambient intelligence and context-aware computing and the tools we are building to accomplish this research program. From a discussion of our conception of mental models in the domain of ambient context-aware computer systems we derive hypotheses which we intend to test empirically. A modular framework for implementing and assessing situation awareness in humans and computers is introduced. We describe the framework's architecture and illustrate its suitability for its intended purpose. Finally, we present an outline of our next steps towards real world application systems for our research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling and Using Context
EditorsMichael Beigl, Henning Christiansen, Thomas R. Roth-Berghofer, Anders Kofod-Petersen, Kenny R. Coventry, Hedda R. Schmidtke
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-24278-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-24279-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 26.09.201130.09.2011


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