TitleContext aware agents for personal information services
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsPlaza E, Arcos JLluis
EditorKlusch M, Zambonelli F
Conference NameLecture notes in artificial intelligence

We present a society of personal information agents that work for a community of users and that are aware of the physical and social context of their users. We show how context-awareness is a feature that allows the agents to improve their performance when thew york with limited resources in information spaces with a large amount of information. The use of context information allows the agents to focus their information search and, as a result of this, increase the quantity and quality of information delivered to the user. Moreover, we propose an implemented agent architecture with context-aware capabilities. We discuss this architecture in detail, focusing on the capability of exploitating the windows of opportunity provided by the awareness of the users' activity.