Location Based Services cluster - LOBSTER
Location based services in mobile cellular networks open new horizons for the provision of innovative lucrative value added services. Interest in the industry for LCS (Location based services) is huge. These build on various positioning techniques such as localisation at the level of the cell, triangulation based on measurements of the uplink or the downlink channels and satellite navigation. Current efforts aim at defining the best cost effective easy to implement hybridised solutions delivering a reliable location service with an homogenous performance in all environments (including urban and in-door). Innovative IP based techniques in UMTS networks facilitating the introduction of location aware applications in the context of UMTS are also being studied. The practical implementation of privacy provisions, the availability of open platforms, the derivation of adequate business models, roaming issues are immediate concerns at service and technical levels. These need to be resolved in order to guarantee commitment towards exploitation and pan-European deployment.
Objectives and Workplan (to be updated)
Participating IST projects:
no link yet. For information: Zvika WEBER
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