An Integrated Approach towards the Homogeneous Provision of Geographically Dispersed Info-Mobility Services to Mobile Users
In this paper we introduce a mechanism enabling applications to present information retrieved from different services, thus delivered with different structure, in a homogeneous and seamless fashion. This mechanism was an outcome of the research that took place within the European Integrated Project ASK-IT. The project developed an ambient intelligence framework which supports mobility impaired people on the move to access context-sensitive information dependant on user geographic location and the use case under consideration. The information derives from geographically dispersed web services and is rendered on mobile devices. The ASK-IT framework enables the presentation of information that covers a wide variety of domains which belong to the info-mobility scope (Points of Interest, Route Guidance etc.). Our approach deals with the integration of information-providing services, in order to facilitate the homogeneity of the final presentation of the content, through the end-user application.
KeywordsInfo-Mobility Services Service Integration Information provision Web Services Ontologies
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