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An Integrated Platform for the Management of Mobile Location-Aware Information Systems

  • Anthony Savidis
  • Manolis Zidianakis
  • Nikolaos Kazepis
  • Stephanos Dubulakis
  • Dimitrios Gramenos
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5013)

Abstract

We present an integrated platform comprising a set of authoring and management tools for mobile location-aware information systems. The development of the platform was targeted in supporting large-scale systems with very crowded use sessions, at the scale of hundreds of simultaneous visitors, addressing information delivery for exhibits with proximity down to a couple few meters. The key platform features are: (i) spatial content editing with mixed-mode administration, either mobile (on-site with a PDA) or non-mobile (off-site, using a PC); (ii) system-initiated location-triggered information delivery combined with free user-initiated data exploration; (iii) applicable both indoors and outdoors; (iv) very efficient device renting processes through barcode readers; and (v) multiple location sensing technologies, prioritized according to precision trust (includes WLAN, GPS, and infrared beacons). Currently, the platform is being installed at the fifteen main museums and archeological sites of Greece (including Acropolis, Olympia, Delphi, Knossos and Mycenae), encompassing a total of five thousands mobile devices (see acknowledgements).

Keywords

Archeological Site Information Item Integrate Platform Content Management System Information Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Savidis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Manolis Zidianakis
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Kazepis
    • 1
  • Stephanos Dubulakis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Gramenos
    • 1
  • Constantine Stephanidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceFoundation for Research and TechnologyHellas
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteGreece

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