Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

H. Huang, G. Gartner:
"Collective intelligence based mobile navigation in a smart environment";
Talk: 6th International Symposium on Location Based Services & TeleCartography, Nottingham, UK; 09-02-2009 - 09-04-2009; in: "Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Location Based Services & TeleCartography", G. Gartner (ed.); (2009), 16 pages.

English abstract:
With more and more active or passive devices/sensors being augmented, our environment has become smarter. Also in the era of Web 2.0, the concept of "Web-as-participation-platform" has been fully adopted in the ICT society. This paper focuses on the question of how mobile navigation services can benefit from Smart Environment/Ambient Intelligence and Web 2.0/collective intelligence. After setting up a smart environment, a mobile navigation service is designed to support users' wayfinding, facilitate users' interaction and annotation with the smart environment, and collect user generated content (UGC). Based on UGC, this paper designs several collective intelligence based route calculation algorithms to illustrate the benefits of combining mobile navigation services, smart environment, and Web 2.0, such as providing "the nicest route", "the least complex route", "the most popular route", and "the optimal route". Finally, this paper concludes that mobile navigation services in smart environment can help to explicitly and implicitly collect user generated content (collective intelligence), and thus provide users with a new experience and smart wayfinding support (e.g., collective intelligence based route recommendations).

Smart Environment, user generated content, collective intelligence based route calculation, mobile navigation service, Location Based Services

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