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Task aware location based services for mobile environments

Objective

Despite the growth in the number of mobile users, the wide-spread adoption of ubiquitous wireless networks, and the ever increasing capabilities of mobile handsets, the market of mobile services is still dominated by simple infotainment services. This is especially apparent in the area of Location Based Systems, which with few exceptions (e.g. navigation), have not fulfilled its predicted commercial success in mobile environments. Some reasons here are that (i) content offered in typical LBS applications is still narrow and static (ii) available methods and interfaces in mobile handsets for the discovery of available content are at best insufficient (e.g. keyword type search) and (iii) mobile users still require a GPS module (integrated or autonomous) to utilize location based services and (iv) existing structured content available in several LBS applications is hard to reuse. The scope of the project is to address the above problems to the benefit of the participating SMEs, offering them a clear S&T advantage over their competition, enabling them to deliver commercially successful location based services for mobile environments. TALOS is a project that will provide the technological foundations for the task-aware supply of rich content in mobile LBS environments. In particular, (a) we will develop a user interface based on the principles of task computing, which provides an efficient content discovery channel for mobile users, and (b) we will employ approximate positioning techniques requiring no extra hardware other than their mobile phones. Furthermore, in order to enrich the available content in mobile LBS, we will develop: (c) task annotation tools for structured content, enabling the SMEs to offer their existing content in a task-aware manner, (d) spatiotemporal annotation tools for structured content, and (e) tools for integrating Web content.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 33 252,80
Administrative Contact
Sotiria Stavropoulou (Ms.)

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henning Metzlaff (Mr.)
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nelly Apostolopoulou (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann Placet-Claes (Ms.)
Michael Mueller Verlag GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 495 208,20
Address
Gerberei 19
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Mueller (Mr.)
TALENT ANONYMOS ETAIRIA PLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 315 123
Address
Plateia Karytsi 4A
105 61 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nectaria Tryfona (Dr.)
WIGEO-GIS SOFTWAREERSTELLUNGS-UND HANDELSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 338 205
Address
Hansalgasse 3
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Daroczi (Mr.)