Journal article

A Survey of Context Simulation for Testing Mobile Context-Aware Applications

Chu Luo, Jorge Goncalves, Eduardo Velloso, Vassilis Kostakos

ACM Computing Surveys | Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2020


Equipped with an abundance of small-scale microelectromechanical sensors, modern mobile devices such as smartphones and smartwatches can now offer context-aware services to users in mobile environments. Although advances in mobile context-aware applications have made our everyday environments increasingly intelligent, these applications are prone to bugs that are highly difficult to reproduce and repair. Compared to conventional computer software, mobile context-aware applications often have more complex structures to process a wide variety of dynamic context data in specific scenarios. Accordingly, researchers have proposed diverse context simulation techniques to enable low-cost and effect..

View full abstract


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially funded by a Samsung Global Research Outreach grant, the ARC Discovery Project DP190102627, and Google. E. Velloso was the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (Project Number: DE180100315).