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Location Based Services and TeleCartography II

Part of the series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography pp 263-282

MNISIKLIS:Indoor Location Based Services for All

  • Vassilis PapataxiarhisAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Vivi RigaAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Vangelis NomikosAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Odysseas SekkasAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Kostas KolomvatsosAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Vassileios TsetsosAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Panagiotis PapageorgasAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Stelios VourakisAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • , Vasileios XourisAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    • , Stathes HadjiefthymiadesAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    • , Georgios KouroupetroglouAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Abstract

MNISIKLIS is an integrated system aiming to provide universal, indoor locationbased services focusing on navigation. This paper presents the overall MNISIKLIS architecture and certain implementation details. In the context of the Design for All approach, the system targets to the support of several types of users, including persons with disabilities as well as elderly, by exploiting multimodal interaction. Moreover, the system implements effi cient path fi nding algorithms and provides advanced user experience through highly personalized services. MNISIKLIS adopts Semantic Web technologies (e.g., ontologies and reasoning methods) for representing an d managing application models. Furthermore, MNISIKLIS exploits modern positioning techniques in order to achieve high quality positioning. The paper discusses the algorithms and the models that accommodate the services provided by the system. Additionally, an analysis of the positioning subsystem, the user interaction subsystem and the peripheral infrastructure is given. Hence, a new paradigm in the area of location-based systems is presented.

Keywords

indoor navigation ontology RFID dead reckoning multimodal interaction