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'Caches in the air': disseminating tourist information in the GUIDE system

N. Davies, K. Cheverst, K. Mitchell, A. Friday
1999 Proceedings WMCSA'99. Second IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications  
In contrast to existing tourist systems all information in GUIDE is obtained dynamically using a city-wide wireless network infrastructure.  ...  In this paper we focus on the design of the GUIDE information model. The model presented is novel by virtue of the fact that it enables both geographic and contextual information to be captured.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was carried out as part of the EPSRC funded GUIDE project (GR/L05280) in co-operation with Lancaster City Council and has received support from Lucent Technologies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcsa.1999.749273 dblp:conf/wmcsa/DaviesCMF99 fatcat:zrdfg4uvobhnzlnwnhxfykdbje

Gulliver's Genie: a multi-agent system for ubiquitous and intelligent content delivery

G.M.P. O'Hare, M.J. O'Grady
2003 Computer Communications  
As a backdrop, we first consider the state of the art in terms of context sensitive tourist guides, telecommunications, positioning technology and agent technologies.  ...  This paper introduces Gulliver's Genie a context-aware tourist guide that assists roaming tourists.  ...  In addition, we would also like to thank Ericsson Ireland Ltd. and Gamma Ltd. for their advice and support.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0140-3664(02)00252-9 fatcat:zc3bhu6injfuzesxegdsccj4oq

Finding love: The materialities of love-locks and geocaches

Ceri Houlbrook, Adam Parker
2020 Journal of material culture  
A chance discussion between the two revealed significant overlaps between love-locking and geocaching, despite the two practices being divergent in function and intention.  ...  This article is the product of a collaboration between a folklorist researching the global phenomenon of love-locks (padlocks attached to public structures in declaration of romantic commitment) and an  ...  information about love-locks is being disseminated through geocache gaming.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1359183520959373 fatcat:22xyvckn5jhivgfzpqlcoyw7fq

A View of Fog Computing from Networking Perspective [article]

Tom H. Luan, Longxiang Gao, Zhi Li, Yang Xiang, Guiyi We, Limin Sun
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this article, we outline the main features of Fog computing and describe its concept, architecture and design goals.  ...  With the surge demand on high-quality mobile services at anywhere, how to address the ubiquitous user demand and accommodate the explosive growth of mobile traffics is the key issue of the next generation  ...  The Fog server at the park entrance can pre-cache information including map and tourist guide; other Fog servers at different locations inside the park can be incorporated with sensor networks for environment  ... 
arXiv:1602.01509v3 fatcat:g4wmm62xzbazhanj6lujeytlmq

Fog Computing: Focusing on Mobile Users at the Edge [article]

Tom H. Luan, Longxiang Gao, Zhi Li, Yang Xiang, Guiyi Wei, Limin Sun
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this article, we outline the main features of Fog computing and describe its concept, architecture and design goals.  ...  With the surge demand on high-quality mobile services at anywhere, how to address the ubiquitous user demand and accommodate the explosive growth of mobile traffics is the key issue of the next generation  ...  The Fog server at the park entrance can pre-cache information including map and tourist guide; other Fog servers at different locations inside the park can be incorporated with sensor networks for environment  ... 
arXiv:1502.01815v3 fatcat:suukfldcafgqdhkzlbp2yn4tqm

Tourism on ice: environmental impact assessment of Antarctic tourism

Lorne K. Kriwoken, David Rootes
2000 Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal  
National operators have expertise in assembling long-term biological and physical data sets, mapping and geographical information systems and established monitoring protocols.  ...  However, not all Parties have detailed regulations in place to guide human activities. Antarctica can be cold, windy and dangerous.  ... 
doi:10.3152/147154600781767538 fatcat:h7bk474lqveg7d7f5eaev75r3e

Context-Aware Service Utilisation in the Clouds and Energy Conservation [article]

Saad Liaquat Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nick Antonopoulos, Michael Knappmeyer, Nigel Baker, Richard McClatchey
2012 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents the concept of a context-brokering component to aid in coordination and communication of context information between mobile devices and services deployed in a cloud infrastructure.  ...  Therefore energy conservation is a major concern in realising the collaboration and utilisation of mobile device based context-aware applications and cloud based services.  ...  Development is underway to use Bluetooth enabled, wearable air quality sensors for participatory sensing and using the mobile broker to disseminate collected air quality information.  ... 
arXiv:1202.5519v1 fatcat:5us6dz7d5bdfpf5qo4kckg456a

Standards in Virtual Worlds Virtual Travel Use Case Metaverse1 Project

José Manuel Cabello, José María Franco, Antonio Collado, Jordi Janer, Samuel Cruz-Lara, David Oyarzun, Albert Armisen, Roland Geraerts
2011 Journal of Virtual Worlds Research  
Specifically, using virtual world technologies as a new means of information for potential tourists is a big challenge where the actual methods, goals and needs still need to be exactly identified.This  ...  Information and communication technologies are in constant development; they progress worldwide and across sectors.  ...  The prototypes we have developed and validated through the Use Case are in a continuous development to improve the quality of the service and to adapt to the changing wishes of the traveler.  ... 
doi:10.4101/jvwr.v4i3.6129 fatcat:7euajsr7efbrhlfwft54svnh2i

Exploiting the wisdom of the crowd: localized, distributed information-centric VANETs [Topics in Automotive Networking

Fan Bai, Bhaskar Krishnamachari
2010 IEEE Communications Magazine  
Using this philosophy, we advocate the development of protocols for information dissemination and management that allow for localized, in-network operations.  ...  An important feature of the proposed IC NoW framework is that protocols and applications are implemented in a distributed manner using local decision rule sets taking into account fresh local information  ...  As in classic peer-to-peer systems, information dissemination can be managed through either a producer-driven push approach or a consumer-driven pull approach (employing suitable unstructured/structured  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2010.5458375 fatcat:7i4zm7imm5gj3dhcsdcck6xtte

The Cloak and the Blue Beret: Limitations on Intelligence in UN Peacekeeping

A. Walter Dorn
1999 The international journal of intelligence and counter intelligence  
The UN's information branches and units, both in the ¢eld and at UN headquarters, when they are created, are merely small parts of a vast network of international and national bodies engaged in information-gathering  ...  and may suspect (wrongly in most cases) that the UN will use it in a way that will hurt its cause.  ...  Yet, severe limits and many shortcomings impede the present system for information-gathering, analysis, and dissemination. Some limits are for valid ethical reasons.  ... 
doi:10.1080/088506099304981 fatcat:a37zu4coufbgdm35qtgyt342aq

On Event-Based Middleware for Location-Aware Mobile Applications

Rene Meier, Vinny Cahill
2010 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
The cost of such location-based event dissemination and the benefits of distributed event filtering are evaluated.  ...  However, existing middleware that supports the event-based programming paradigm is not well suited to supporting location-aware mobile applications in which highly mobile components come together dynamically  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the Dublin City Council's Traffic Office for providing the traffic data that made their evaluation of STEAM possible. This work was partly  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2009.90 fatcat:ynlms6ocevembfa34ql4ayfxoe

SeaConditions: a web and mobile service for safer professional and recreational activities in the Mediterranean Sea

Giovanni Coppini, Palmalisa Marra, Rita Lecci, Nadia Pinardi, Sergio Cretì, Mario Scalas, Luca Tedesco, Alessandro D'Anca, Leopoldo Fazioli, Antonio Olita, Giuseppe Turrisi, Cosimo Palazzo (+27 others)
2017 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
The possibility of users obtaining environmental information in due time and with adequate accuracy in the marine and coastal environment is defined as sea situational awareness (SSA).  ...  In addition, layers of information related to bathymetry, sea level and ocean-colour data (chl <i>a</i> and water transparency) are displayed.  ...  We would like to thank the Progetto Mediterranea for their fruitful scientific and technological collaboration and support in the dissemination of SeaConditions to Mediterranean users.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-533-2017 fatcat:utdu6oyllfdpbcguoiu4sd6zi4

SeaConditions: a web and mobile service for safer professional and recreational activities in the Mediterranean Sea

G. Coppini, P. Marra, R. Lecci, N. Pinardi, S. Cretì, M. Scalas, L. Tedesco, A. D'Anca, L. Fazioli, A. Olita, G. Turrisi, C. Palazzo (+25 others)
2016 NHESSD  
The capacity of the users of having the environmental information in due time and with the adequate accuracy in the marine and coastal environment can be defined as Sea Situational Awareness (SSA).  ...  Many activities are nowadays performed at sea also in absence of an adequate information related to the environmental meteorological and oceanographic conditions, in this situations the users will have  ...  We would like to thank the Progetto Mediterranea for their fruitful scientific and technological collaboration and support in the dissemination of SeaConditions to Mediterranean users.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-2016-176 fatcat:5jrv2bh6ffhxhkatnaayhotjdu

Geomatics and virtual tourism

Valeria Minucciani, Gabriele Garnero
2013 Journal of Agricultural Engineering  
of the distances; an extended access to disjointed data and sources; the shift in different realities – missing or entirely imaginary.  ...  On a regional scale experiments entirely convincing have not yet been carried out, but from this point of view cultural lands can be visited as great open air museums, to find objects, artworks or signs  ...  and the dissemination of sound science.  ... 
doi:10.4081/jae.2013.342 fatcat:om7qzpx73vhnne5zaemxa5egky

WORLD EXPERIENCE: COMMERCIAL BANK CREDIT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH RELATIONSHIP

Davit Aslanishvili
2020 Acta Prosperitatis  
funds as the core point to increase investments in the economy.  ...  Thus, the development of the country in economic terms depends on the increase of investments.  ...  by improving the availability of information about attractions and tourist places in Latvia.  ... 
doi:10.37804/1691-6077-2020-11-6-19 fatcat:pbqz3cierzhdvj2vssqlgf45s4
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