Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

G. Gartner, H. Huang, M. Schmidt:
"Smart Environment for Ubiquitous Indoor Navigation";
Talk: 24th International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile; 2009-11-15 - 2009-11-21; in: "The Worldīs Geo-Spatial Solutions", (2009), ISBN: 978-1-907075-02-5; 10 pages.

English abstract:
This paper introduces some topics in the current ongoing FWF project "UCPNavi" at
Vienna University of Technology which attempts to analyze methods of adaptive
wayfinding support for pedestrians in a ubiquitous smart environment. The basic idea
behind the "UCPNavi" project, similar to the term Ambient Intelligence (AmI), is that
by enriching an environment with technology (sensors, processors, actuators, public
displays, information terminals and other devices interconnected through a network), an
information system can be built based on the real-time information gathered and the
historical data accumulated. With this decisions (postioning, route modeling and route
communication) can be supported to benefit the users of that environment.
In this paper, we will deal with three aspects of the "UCPNavi" project. First, we
analyze the requirement and enabling technology of Ubiquitous Navigation, and set up a
smart environment with wireless communication technology (Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.) and
information terminals (public display, PDA). Based on this smart environment
infrastructure, we develop methods to enhance userīs interacting and annotating with
the environment, real-time data gathering, and userīs wayfinding behaviors tracking.
Based on this gathering information, we provide context-aware wayfinding guidance
(route calculation and route communication) to the users. Finally, the hypothesis, that
there are differences between an interacting mode and information communication
mode when carrying out wayfinding task which lead to different behaviour of users in a
smart environment and a usual environment, is discussed. The results of field tests to
find out these differences and evaluate their influences on the wayfinding process and
the ease of cognition overload, are analyzed.

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