Emerging Technologies Joaquin Vila, Ph.D. Professor School of Information Technology
Presentation Outline • Wireless Trends • Location Based Services • Interfaces • Virtual Reality • Virtual Spaces • Avatars
Wireless Trends • Messaging Services • M-Commerce • Mobile Gaming • Location Based Services – LBS
Location Based Services - LBS • Definition: • Applications that re-act according to a geographic trigger based on the position of a mobile device anywhere anytime. • AKA • WhereWare • Location Aware Computing • Location Finding Technologies • Location-Based Computing
Location Technologies Source: MIT’s Technology Review
LBS: Some Applications • Proximity searching: • "find all restaurants within a radius of…",
Routing • Routing and Driving Directions: • Routes can be calculated and displayed onto a map and driving directions: • "shortest distance" • "fastest route”
LBS: Road Watch • This service features routes in the UK with AA Roadwatch Mobile's real-time traffic .
LBS: Buying a House? • Hewlett-Packard • Websign
LBS: Digital Fences • Pro Tech Monitoringwww.ptm.com • "house arrest"
LBS - Ejemplos DoD • Locating Soldiers • Vital Signs • Tracking
SPOT: Microsoft • Smart Personal Objects Technology
LBS: GPS Drawing–White Horse Hill Variations: Sea & Air
Statistics:Location: Waxham Beach, Norfolk Area: 100 metros2. Distance: 2.19 km Speed: 3.6 kph Duration: 00:36:27(15/08/2003) Playing Tic-Tac-Toe
M-Commerce • Definition: • Any transaction with a monetary value that is conducted via a mobile telecom network.
Just-in-Location Learning (JILL) • A New Learning Paradigm • This paradigm will empower lifelong learners to acquire knowledge based upon their location and natural curiosity at their own pace. • Learners are given the opportunity to seek information based on their geographical location.
JILL • The facilitator is a mobile device featuring location technologies. • The learners dictate what they want to know in reference to their location. • They are in control of the line of inquiry they choose to pursue and will be subject to the type of information available on the “location specific knowledge base”.
JILLExamples • JILL may provide the history of a building to an active learner. • The geographical location and surrounding area of the learner is displayed
JILLExamples • The user faces a building • JILL identifies it. • JILL displays topics for learning opportunities.
JILLExamples • The user selects a topic. • Information is provided just-in-location.
LBS - Privacy • Law • Notification • Users must be notified whenever they are being tracked/localized. • Levels • Without notification • Notify all the time • Anonymous • Internationalization
LBS: Privacy • Problem • Crime • Criminals may know where you are… • Being at the wrong place at the wrong time. • Modus vivendi • Humans are not used to broadcast their location at all times. • …not even to friends.
Wireless Multimedia Streaming • Purpose: • Essential to provide seamless quality experience for audio and video transmissions • MPEG-4 has been selected by Wireless Multimedia Forum (WMF) and the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) for use in the mobile environment.
Out there… • http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1264000/1264205.stm