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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Internet Technology, volume 2, numbers 2 and 3, 2009 // View article inttech_v2_n23_2009_3


Discovering Points of Interests Through A Web 2.0, Location-based Architecture

Authors:
Stefano Ferretti
Vittorio Ghini

Keywords: Cross-layers architectures, Web 2.0, context-aware applications.

Abstract:
We propose a distributed architecture for the support and the deployment of location-based, discovery services in mobile contexts. Web 2.0 technologies are utilized to locate point of interests for the mobile user. Such discovery is based on a mashup of services that queries different yellowpages-like sites, filters and merges the returned items, and exports the final list to be sent to the mobile client. A cross-layer networking technique is employed on the wireless leg. This offers to the user a seamless navigation, while moving through different and heterogeneous wireless networks. Importantly, our approach also balances the network traffic over multiple wireless networks. Results from a real experimental assessment confirm the efficacy of the proposed approach.

Pages: 238 to 252

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2009. Used with permission.

Publication date: December 1, 2009

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2652

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