First experiences with Personal Networks as an enabling platform for service providers

F.T.H. den Hartog, M.A. Blom, C.R. Lageweg, M.E. Peeters, J.R. Schmidt, R. van der Veer, A. de Vries, M.R. van der Werff, Q. Tao, R.N.J. Veldhuis, N.H.G. Baken, F. Selgert
2007 2007 Fourth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services (MobiQuitous)  
1Abstract- By developing demonstrators and performing smallscale user trials, we found various opportunities and pitfalls for deploying Personal Networks (PNs) on a commercial basis. The demonstrators were created using as many as possible legacy devices and proven technologies. They deal with applications in the health sector, home services, tourism, and the transportation sector. This paper describes the various architectures and our experiences with the end users and the technology. We
more » ... echnology. We conclude that context awareness, service discovery, and content management are very important in PNs and that a Personal Network Provider role is necessary to realize these functions under the assumptions we made. The PNPay Travel demonstrator suggests that PN service platforms provide an opportunity to develop true trans-sector services.
doi:10.1109/mobiq.2007.4451056 dblp:conf/mobiquitous/HartogBLPSVVWTVBS07 fatcat:a2biw3chljh2pmgb7hogf2wzbi