SnowNet: An Agent-Based Internet Tourist Information Service

  • A. Erni
  • M. C. Norrie
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SnowNet is a project to provide Internet access to a variety of existing information services concerning snow and avalanche conditions in the Swiss Alps. To provide regular users, such as mountain guides, with access to the latest information without typical network delays, we use a combination of client and server agents. These agents cooperate to reduce network traffic and ensure that current pages are always available in the user’s local cache.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Erni
    • 1
  • M. C. Norrie
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information Systems Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ETH-ZentrumZurichSwitzerland

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