Integrating User-Generated Content and Pervasive Communications

IEEE Pervasive Computing (Impact Factor: 1.55). 10/2008; 7(4):58-61. DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2008.76


This month's Works in Progress features eight projects that support the integration of user-generated content (UGC) in a world of pervasive communications. The projects range from AI-based UGC service discovery in the first essay to a semantically enriched information model that communication systems can use to deploy UGC in pervasive applications in the last essay. Other projects leverage the growing ubiquity of camera-equipped mobile phones, a global architecture that enriches hosted service-layer applications with user-generated contextual information, a mobile tourist-service application supporting tourism as a social activity, a prototype interactive digital TV application, and an access-control framework that captures information dynamically generated by customers of multiservice business areas.

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