Context Sensitivity in Knowledge Rich Systems

The main goal of this tutorial is to provide an extensive survey of the past and current work in the area of context related topics. This includes analysis of the past work: (1) defining the notion of “context”, (2) present logic-based formalisms for dealing with contexts, (3) present probabilistic/fuzzy approaches to model context, (4) demonstrate “modelling the context” and “reasoning with contexts” in real-life applications. In addition, the presented work we will provide a synthesis of the past work in the light of a unified categorization of context-related approaches along several dimensions which appear as relevant from theoretical and practical point of view. Presentation by Michael Witbrock