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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
5232 BX 'S-hertogenbosch