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, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, N.H.G. Baken, F. Selgert

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    Abstract

    By developing demonstrators and performing small-scale 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 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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationFourth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services, 2007. MobiQuitous 2007.
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1024-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2007
    Event4th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services 2007 - Radisson, Philadelphia, United States
    Duration: 6 Aug 200710 Aug 2007
    Conference number: 4
    http://archive.mobiquitous.org/2007/

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press

    Conference

    Conference4th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services 2007
    Abbreviated titleMobiQuitous 2007
    CountryUnited States
    CityPhiladelphia
    Period6/08/0710/08/07
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    Keywords

    • SCS-Safety
    • IR-65410
    • PNPay Travel demonstrator content management context awareness end user personal network architecture personal network provider service discovery service provider trans-sector services
    • Service Discovery
    • PNPay Travel demonstrator
    • end user
    • personal network architecture
    • personal network provider
    • content management
    • trans-sector services
    • service provider
    • Context awareness
    • METIS-256463
    • EWI-15159

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