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An Integrated Approach towards the Homogeneous Provision of Geographically Dispersed Info-Mobility Services to Mobile Users

  • Dimitrios Giakoumis
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
  • Dionisis Kehagias
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
  • George Hassapis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5618)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Info-Mobility Services Service Integration Information provision Web Services Ontologies 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios Giakoumis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
    • 1
  • Dionisis Kehagias
    • 1
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
    • 2
  • George Hassapis
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Research and Technology HellasInformatics and Telematics InstituteThermiGreece
  2. 2.Centre for Research and Technology HellasHellenic Institute of TransportGreece
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

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