Mobile intelligence: enabling a new class of context-aware services

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Title: Mobile intelligence: enabling a new class of context-aware services
Authors: O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
O'Grady, Michael J.
Collier, Rem
Keegan, Stephen
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4458
Date: 19-Jul-2004
Abstract: Agent-Oriented Programming (AOP) offers an alternative and radical approach to the development of information systems in various domains. However, one domain that AOP has only minimally affected, at least up until now, is that of mobile computing. Until recently, the use of strong intentional agents in such a domain has been considered impractical, and, indeed, computationally intractable. In this paper, Agent Factory, a system for the fabrication of strong intelligent agents is introduced. In particular, its strategies for realising such agents in the computationally-constrained world of mobile computing are outlined. Finally, two archetypical mobile computing applications, realised through Agent Factory, are described. The first, EasiShop, a ubiquitous commerce (uCommerce) application, enables shoppers to seek out good deals while wandering an arbitrary shopping mall or high street. The second, Gulliver’s Genie, is a mobile context-sensitive tourist guide that focuses on the delivery of personalised multimedia content in a just-in-time basis.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Agent-oriented programming;Agent-oriented applications;Systems architecture
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Agent Oriented Information Systems Workshop at the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS04), Columbia University, New York, 19th - 23rd July 2004
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