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The role of shared context in supporting cooperation between city visitors

Cheverst, Keith and Smith, Gareth and Mitchell, Keith and Friday, Adrian and Davies, Nigel (2001) The role of shared context in supporting cooperation between city visitors. Computers and Graphics, 25 (4). pp. 555-562. ISSN 0097-8493

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The sharing of contextual information between individuals is a notion that often sparks emotional debate. It is interesting to note that the majority of existing work on sharing contextual information, especially location, has focused on the privacy issues raised in the work domain. This paper describes our initial investigation into sharing context in the leisure domain. More specifically we investigate how location context may be usefully shared between city visitors. For example, visitors may benefit by (i) knowing the whereabouts of family members, or (ii) determining the popularity of attractions based on the number of visits. Additionally the sharing of location might also encourage communication between visitors that are not exploring the city as part of a group. For example, noticing that a fellow GUIDE user is located at the city castle would be helpful if I could then contact the visitor to request his or her opinion of the castle.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computers and Graphics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social awareness ; Mobility ; Context-awareness ; Context-sharing ; Wireless ; Social navigation cs_eprint_id ; 426 cs_uid ; 1
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 11963
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 28 May 2008 14:51
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 00:01
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