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MINOTAURUS: A Distributed Multimedia Tourism Information System

  • S. Christodoulakis
  • P. Kontogiannis
  • P. Petridis
  • N. Moumoutzis
  • M. Anastasiadis
  • T. Margazas

Abstract

The rapidly expanding technology of mobile computers, wireless data networks, vehicle navigation, multimedia and database systems has caused the development of powerful mobile information systems. These systems, consisting of a portable computer (Laptop, PDA), have large storage capacities, capabilities of wireless connection to a worldwide information network and provide to their users many functionalities like access to WWW, shopping, banking, reservations and other transactions.

This paper presents such a mobile system named Minotaurus which combines the above technologies to achieve the development of a mobile, multimedia tourist information system.

Keywords

Global Position System Vehicle Navigation Tourist Information SIGMOD Record Wireless Modem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Christodoulakis
    • 1
  • P. Kontogiannis
    • 1
  • P. Petridis
    • 1
  • N. Moumoutzis
    • 1
  • M. Anastasiadis
    • 1
  • T. Margazas
    • 1
  1. 1.MUltimedia Systems Institute of Crete (MU.S.I.C.)Technical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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