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Semantic-enabled context-sensitive privacy technologies for ambient intelligence applications

Objective

CONNECT is to implement a privacy management platform within pervasive mobile services, coupling research on semantic technologies and intelligent agents with wireless communications (including UMTS, Wi-Fi and Wi-Max) and context-sensitive paradigms and multimodal (voice/graphics) interfaces to provide a strong and secure framework to ensure that privacy is a feasible and desirable component of future ambient intelligence applications.

Context-aware mobile services (mostly based on person's position currently but in future also on user profile/mood, current time and date, temperature, etc.) are set to boom in the next years: current applications range from car navigation systems, to buddy services that inform users when a friend is nearby, to location-based advertisements, which marketers send to users on the basis of their current position.

Such applications raise serious privacy issues that must be addressed both to appease public concern and to comply with current legislation such as the recent 2002/58/EC directive which requires the explicit consensus for the use of privacy-sensitive location.

CONNECT is to satisfy users' need to control their context/location privacy and contemporarily the need to minimise the demands made of user interaction for privacy authorisation in order to make happen Ambient Intelligence's view of pervasive technology.
In order to address this opportunity, the CONNECT Consortium combines a balanced mix of large Mobile Telecommunication Operators, Network and Handset Manufacturers, Context-Aware Platform Provider, medium-sized Mobile Service Developers (with a deep expertise in addressing privacy and security issues within mobile services). This remarkable partnership will allow CONNECT to adequately define and implement the best context-aware privacy management by accessing the necessary expertise concerning semantic technologies, intelligent agents, future mobile technology, context paradigms and multimodal interfaces.

Coordinator

ICT TURKU OY AB
Address
Tykistoekatu 4D
20520 Turku
Finland

Participants (6)

MAWELL OY
Finland
Address
Hallituskatu 36 B
90100 Oulu
NETXCALIBUR SRL
Italy
Address
Via Luigi Alamanni 25
50100 Firenze
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
SINEURA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Visconti Venosta Emilio 1 3/5
20122 Milano
TELE ATLAS N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Reitscheweg 7 F
5232 BX 'S-hertogenbosch
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Piazza Degli Affari 2
20123 Milano