CONTEXT-AWARE SERVICES FOR GROUPS OF PEOPLE

Ichiro Satoh

Abstract

This paper presents a framework for providing context-aware services in public spaces, e.g., museums. The framework is unique among other existing context-aware systems in implementing services as mobile agents and supporting groups of users in addition to single users. It maintains a location model as containment relationships between digital representations, called virtual counterparts, corresponding to people, terminals, or spaces, according to their locations in the real world. When a visitor moves between exhibits in a museum, it dynamically deploys his/her service provider agents at the computers close to the exhibits via virtual counterparts. When two visitors stand in front of an exhibit, service-provider agents are mutually executed or configured according to the member of the visitors. To demonstrate the utility and effectiveness of the system, we constructed location/user-aware visitor-guide services and experimented with them for two weeks in a public museum.

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Satoh I. (2011). CONTEXT-AWARE SERVICES FOR GROUPS OF PEOPLE . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS, ISBN 978-989-8425-48-5, pages 54-63. DOI: 10.5220/0003367600540063


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@conference{peccs11,
author={Ichiro Satoh},
title={CONTEXT-AWARE SERVICES FOR GROUPS OF PEOPLE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,},
year={2011},
pages={54-63},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003367600540063},
isbn={978-989-8425-48-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,
TI - CONTEXT-AWARE SERVICES FOR GROUPS OF PEOPLE
SN - 978-989-8425-48-5
AU - Satoh I.
PY - 2011
SP - 54
EP - 63
DO - 10.5220/0003367600540063