CONTEXT: The Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context

CONTEXT: The Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context.

CONTEXT: The Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context.

This biannual conference is a meeting place for researchers all working with ‘context’ in a wide range of fields of high relevance for the DESIGN area such as Computer Science, Philosophy and Psychology, Organizational Sciences, etc. with application areas such as Medicine, Law, Context-Aware Systems. It was held in Larnaca in Cyprus on the 2nd to the 6th November 2015. This year the CONTEXT conference was lead by DHT researcher Henning Christiansen, as general chair, and sharing the program chair role with Isidora Stojanovic, CNRS, France; Henning is computer scientist and Isidora philosopher, further indicating the interdisciplinary approach. The conference also included Doctoral Symposium.

In line with the intensions of the conference, there was a good atmosphere in Cyprus this year, characterized by a curiosity to learn more about what research colleagues from other fields could tell about how to handle context. In linguistics, for example, knowledge about context is important for interpreting a discourse at the same time that the interpretation contributes to that knowledge. The same holds true when communication and social scientist use discourse analysis (although in different ways) as a central methodology. Or think of context-aware software. The presented contributions spanned from general frameworks and considerations about what is context to detailed case studies, e.g., in concrete hospital settings or datamodels for archaeological data repositories.
Henning Christiansen also presented a poster describing common work with two other DHT researchers, Troels Andreasen (also Computer Science) and Mads Kæmsgaard Eberholst (journalism), on a novel model for mining and visualization of streaming social network data, here applied to analysis of Twitter messages related to the Danish general election 2015.
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