Presentation Location and Context World, 2015. Palo Alto, CA November 3-4, 2015.
Abstract: Creating useful local context requires big data platforms and marketplaces. Contextual awareness is relevant to location based marketing, first responders, urban planners and many others. Location-aware mobile devices are revolutionizing how consumers and brands interact in the physical world. Situational awareness is a key element to efficiently handling any emergency response. In all cases, big data processing and high velocity streaming of location based data creates the richest contextual awareness. Data from many sources including IoT devices, sensor webs, surveillance and crowdsourcing are combined with semantically-rich urban and indoor data models. The resulting context information is delivered to and shared by mobile devices in connected and disconnected operations. Standards play a key role in establishing context platforms and marketplaces. Successful approaches will consolidate data from ubiquitous sensing technologies on a common space-time basis to enabled context-aware analysis of environmental and social dynamics.