LOCATION BASED GUIDANCE SERVICES IN A MUSEUM ENVIRONMENT: DEPLOYMENT ISSUES AND A PROPOSED ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH

Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Emmanuel Solidakis, Stavroula Zoi, Nikolaos Konstantinou, Panagiotis Stathopoulos, Nikolas Mitrou

Abstract

In this paper we examine the requirements for deploying advanced Location Based Guidance Services in museum and/or exhibition environments, and we propose an architectural approach that copes with these requirements. The proposed architecture provides automatic and on demand audiovisual content retrieval, both on-site and through the Web, to different classes of users. On-site services are provided through Java-enabled devices, which exploit the user’s contextual state, mainly defined as visitor location and organization of exhibits. The main distinguishing characteristic of the proposed architecture is that it separates the positioning system from the content access mechanisms, while being generic to the selection of the localization technology and the terminal device characteristics. Furthermore, it is built as an open, modular platform comprising a core of reusable components and interfaces for supporting different types of services and devices, including widespread Java and Bluetooth enabled smart phones, while being able to reuse already existing content structures. A test case of a museum e-guidance application for Bluetooth enabled smart phones is presented.

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Zafeiropoulos A., Solidakis E., Zoi S., Konstantinou N., Stathopoulos P. and Mitrou N. (2007). LOCATION BASED GUIDANCE SERVICES IN A MUSEUM ENVIRONMENT: DEPLOYMENT ISSUES AND A PROPOSED ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-14-2, pages 201-208. DOI: 10.5220/0002148402010208


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@conference{winsys07,
author={Anastasios Zafeiropoulos and Emmanuel Solidakis and Stavroula Zoi and Nikolaos Konstantinou and Panagiotis Stathopoulos and Nikolas Mitrou},
title={LOCATION BASED GUIDANCE SERVICES IN A MUSEUM ENVIRONMENT: DEPLOYMENT ISSUES AND A PROPOSED ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={201-208},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002148402010208},
isbn={978-989-8111-14-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007)
TI - LOCATION BASED GUIDANCE SERVICES IN A MUSEUM ENVIRONMENT: DEPLOYMENT ISSUES AND A PROPOSED ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH
SN - 978-989-8111-14-2
AU - Zafeiropoulos A.
AU - Solidakis E.
AU - Zoi S.
AU - Konstantinou N.
AU - Stathopoulos P.
AU - Mitrou N.
PY - 2007
SP - 201
EP - 208
DO - 10.5220/0002148402010208