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Mobile Ad hoc Collaboration in Restaurant Menus. Michelle Chang CPSC 672. Problem. Restaurant menus are typically fixed Menu is generic Special requests made to tailor menus to 1. Special diets 2. Weight watchers 3. Allergies 4. Dislikes . Solution.

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Problem

  • Restaurant menus are typically fixed

  • Menu is generic

  • Special requests made to tailor menus to

    1. Special diets

    2. Weight watchers

    3. Allergies

    4. Dislikes


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Solution

  • Mobile access to restaurant menus

  • Tool to allow communication with restaurant personnel to tailor menus

  • Lightweight collaboration for proposing alternatives or substitutes for ingredients

  • Reduces time in restaurants deciding on meals

  • Service is faster


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World Wide Web

WWW

HTTP connect

Proxy

Server

User

Profile on Phone

User requests menu

Database storing restaurant’s menus, nutrition requirements, etc, extracted from their website

Menu based on user preferences

User customizes menu and sends request to restaurant

Restaurant sends confirmation to user, along with feedback suggestions, or clarification about the menu request.

Confirmed menu sent to user

System Design


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Mobile Device Usage

Wireless Internet Usage and Projections

Year-End 2001 2004 2007

USA 

Internet Users (millions) 149 193 236

Wireless Internet User Share 4.5% 27.9% 46.3%

Worldwide

Internet Users (millions) 533 945 1,460

Wireless Internet User Share 16.0% 41.5% 56.8%

Asia-Pacific

Internet Users (millions) 115 357 612

Wireless Internet User Share 34.8% 50.9% 60.4%

W. Europe 

Internet Users (millions) 126 208 290

Wireless Internet User Share 13.9% 49.6% 67.0%

Source: Computer Industry Almanac


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Mobile Device Usage

  • 1.12 billion Internet users projected for the end of 2005


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Constraints

  • Screen size too small

  • Limited input interface

  • Small memory

  • Low computational power


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Restaurant menus and nutrition content stored in database

Server returns menus for all restaurants

Dynamic parsing of restaurant’s websites

GPS to determine which restaurants are close to mobile user

CurrentImplementation

Improvements