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Simple Mobile Services

Simple Mobile Services

Objective

The goal of the SMS project is to create innovative tools enabling a new class of services, addressing the specific needs of mobile users and enabling individuals and small businesses to become service providers. We call these services Simple Mobile Services (SMS). If mobile services are to repeat the success of the web they have to be simple to find, simple to use, simple to trust and simple to set up. These are our design goals for SMS. Like the Web, SMS will provide technology and operator-independent end-to-end connectivity. But unlike conventional web-based services they will target specific locations visited by specific classes of mobile user with specific needs.

The overarching concept driving SMS is simplicity. SMS will be simple to find: precise targeting of services to specific users and locations will drastically reduce the burden of locating and choosing between services. They will be easy to use: SMS will be terminal and network independent; service design and deployment will be based on a platform independent model (e.g., MDA); authentication and configuration will be automatic; user interfaces and content will adapt automatically to the characteristics of the terminal; services will maintain the same basic logic as users move between environments and networks. SMS will be easy to set-up: the tools used for service authoring will be no more complex than current Web authoring tools; adaptation to user context and policies will take place at run time.

SMS are a sub-class in the broader family of context-sensitive services - a key element in the IST vision of "ubiquitous", "pervasive" computing. The key technologies required for SMS are already in place. The key obstacle to service deployment is not technology but the lack of standards and standards-based tools - and more important still - the absence of the millions of small providers who have driven the Internet explosion. It is these obstacles that we address in the SMS proposal.

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CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZIONI

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00196 Roma

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Participants (12)

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DITHNIS AEROLIMENAS ATHINON AE

Greece

FRANCE TELECOM SA

France

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

SAGEM ORGA GMBH

Germany

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

TRIAGNOSYS GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"

Italy

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

XIWRITE S.R.L.

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034620

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 429 101

  • EU contribution

    € 2 879 000

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZIONI

Italy