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Simple Mobile Services

Obiettivo

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.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinatore

CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZIONI
Indirizzo
Via Giorgio Vasari, 4
00196 Roma
Italia

Partecipanti (12)

DITHNIS AEROLIMENAS ATHINON AE
Greece
Indirizzo
Odos Spata Attikis
19019 Spata
FRANCE TELECOM SA
Francia
Indirizzo
Place D Alleray 6
75015 Paris
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Indirizzo
Patission Street 42
10682 Athina
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Bailrigg
Lancaster
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
SAGEM ORGA GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Heinz-nixdorf-ring 1
33106 Paderborn
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germania
Indirizzo
Wittelbacherplatz 2
80333 Munchen
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italia
Indirizzo
Piazza Degli Affari 2
20123 Milano
TRIAGNOSYS GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Argelsrieder Feld 22, Te3
82234 Wessling-oberpfaffenhofen
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"
Italia
Indirizzo
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finlandia
Indirizzo
Vuorimiehentie 3
02044 Espoo
XIWRITE S.R.L.
Italia
Indirizzo
Via Maffeo Pantaleoni 3
00044 Frascati