An Analytics Framework for Context Awareness

Posted July 5, 2016 in Data Analytics & Digital Technologies

For the purpose of this article, we define context awareness as the information necessary and ­sufficient to perform the intended func­tion of the device effectively and efficiently. Typically, but not always, the context can be ascertained comprehensively by answers to some or all of what we like to call “the four Ws”: where, when, who, and what. A simple IoT device with limited functionality may only need to answer one or two Ws, while a more complex IoT device may need answers to all four, and perhaps even to additional questions such as how, why, which, how much, and so on.

About The Author
Anurag Agarwal
Anurag Agarwal is a faculty member in the College of Business at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He has a PhD in information systems from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. His teaching interests lie broadly in the field of analytics, data mining, and information systems. Dr. Agarwal has taught courses on big data analytics, business analytics, business statistics, operations management,… Read More
Ramakrishna Govindu
Ramakrishna Govindu is a faculty member in the College of Business at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He has a PhD in industrial engineering from Wayne State University and an MTech (Honors) in quality, reliability, and operations research from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Dr. Govindu has taught courses in applied statistics, operations and supply chain management, Lean Six Sigma, and operations research… Read More
Sunita Lodwig
Sunita Lodwig is a Professor in information technology at the University of South Florida (USF), Sarasota-Manatee. Prior to academia, she worked in the corporate arena for more than 20 years in the field of telecommunications (with AT&T Bell Labs and Motorola). At USF, Dr. Lodwig shares her industry experience and insight to illustrate and explain complex concepts. For the last 12 years, she has been instrumental in developing and expanding … Read More
Fawn Ngo
Fawn T. Ngo is a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She has a PhD in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland and an MS in criminal justice from the California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Ngo’s teaching interests include crime analysis for problem solvers, applied statistics, research methods, and program evaluation in criminal justice. Her primary… Read More
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