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- PublicationSos: Accomodation on the fly with ACCESSThis paper introduces Sos, a location aware and context -sensitive accommodation finding service for mobile citizens who require help finding somewhere to stay when they arrive at their chosen destination. Specifically, Sos helps users to find and book hotel accommodation that is most appropriate to their current context. This context combines the users’ current location, personal preferences, hotel availability and agenda (e.g. business meeting, tour of city). Sos has been realized as an agent-based application that has been deployed using the Agents Channelling ContExt Sensitive Services (ACCESS) architecture, an open agentbased architecture that supports the development and deployment of multiple heterogeneous context -sensitive services.
- PublicationDistributed network intelligence : a prerequisite for adaptive & personalised service deliveryMobile computing is undoubtedly one of the predominant computer usage paradigms in operation today. The implications of what might be cautiously termed a usage paradigm shift have still not crystallised fully, either for society, or those envisaging a new raft of applications and services for mobile users. However, fundamental to the current and future success of mobile computing are mobile telecommunications networks. Such networks have been a success story in their own right in recent years, both as traditional voice carriers and, increasingly importantly, as a conduit of mobile data. The potential for new mobile data applications is immense, but, crucially, this potential is severely compromised by two factors inherent in mobile computing: limited bandwidth and computationally restricted devices. Hence, the academic and commercial interest in harnessing intelligent techniques as a means of mitigating these concerns, and ensuring the user experience is a satisfactory one. In this paper, the broad area of intelligence in telecommunications networks is examined, and issues relating to the deployment of intelligent technologies are explored. In particular, the potential of intelligent agents is identified as a viable mechanism for realising a full end-to-end deployment of intelligence throughout the network, including possibly the most crucial component: the end user's device. As an illustration of the viability of this approach, a brief description of a mobile blogging application is presented.
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