Ubiquitous access to site specific services by mobile devices: the process view.

Kerridge, Jon and Chalmers, Kevin (2006) Ubiquitous access to site specific services by mobile devices: the process view. In: Communicating Process Architectures 2006 - WoTug 29. Concurrent Systems Engineering Series, 64 . IOS Press, pp. 41-58. ISBN 1-58603-671-8

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The increasing availability of tri-band mobile devices with mobile phone, wi-fi and Bluetooth capability means that the opportunities for increased access by mobile devices to services provided within a smaller locality becomes feasible. This increase in availability might, however, be tempered by users switching off their devices as they are overloaded with a multitude of messages from a variety of sources. A wide range of opportunities can be realised if we can provide a managed environment in which people can access wireless services specific to a particular physical site or location in a ubiquitous manner, independent of the service, and they can also choose from which services they are willing to receive messages. These opportunities range from retail promotions as a person walks down the street, to shopper specific offers as people enter stores that utilise reward card systems, to information about bus arrivals at a bus stop, additional curatorial information within a museum and access to health records within a hospital environment. The CPA paradigm offers a real opportunity to provide such capability with mobile processes, rather than the current approach that, typically, gives users access to web pages.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-58603-671-8
Uncontrolled Keywords: tri-band devices; mobile phone; wI-fI; bluetooth; managed environment; wireless services; CPA paradigm;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.4 Systems programming and programs > 005.43 Systems programs & operating systems > 005.437 User interfaces
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3409
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 09:42
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 10:54

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