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An open architecture for developing mobile location-based applications over the Internet

Jose, R and Moreira, A and Meneses, F and Coulson, G (2001) An open architecture for developing mobile location-based applications over the Internet. In: Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications. IEEE Publishing, Los Alamitos, pp. 500-505. ISBN 0-7695-1178-3

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Abstract

The mobile Internet is enabling a broad range of new applications that dynamically obtain information that is relevant to their current location. This type of application would greatly benefit from generic mechanisms for supporting the association between network resources and physical space, but existing systems are typically, based on vertical approaches valid only for narrow application scenarios. This paper argues that a comprehensive solution to this issue should address the important challenges of heterogeneity and openness, and proposes an approach based on the concept of location-based service, i.e. a service whose usage is associated with physical space, as a generic abstraction to support the development of location-dependent systems. The paper describes a model for associating location scopes with services, an architecture to support the discovery of location-based services on the Internet, and a prototype infrastructure in which several services and applications have been developed for validating the architecture.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52581
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 09:31
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52581

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