C-MAP: Building a Context-Aware Mobile Assistant for Exhibition Tours [chapter]

Yasuyuki Sumi, Tameyuki Etani, Sidney Fels, Nicolas Simonet, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kenji Mase
1998 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents the objectives and progress of the Contextaware Mobile Assistant Project (C-MAP). The C-MAP is an attempt to build a personal mobile assistant that provides visitors touring exhibitions with information based on their locations and individual interests. We h a v e prototyped the rst version of the mobile assistant and used an open house exhibition held by our research laboratory for a testbed. A personal guide agent with a life-like animated character on a mobile computer
more » ... des users using exhibition maps which are personalized depending on their physical and mental contexts. This paper also describes services for facilitating new encounters and information sharing among visitors and exhibitors who have shared interests during/after the exhibition tours. y Presently with The University of British Columbia. z Presently with TELECOM Paris. x Also with The University o f T okyo. T. Ishida (Ed.): Community Computing and Support Systems, LNCS 1519, pp. 137-154, 1998.
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