Wireless Networks

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 855–870 | Cite as

Context-aware platform for mobile data management

  • Moira C. NorrieEmail author
  • Beat Signer
  • Michael Grossniklaus
  • Rudi Belotti
  • Corsin Decurtins
  • Nadir Weibel


Interaction design is a major issue for mobile information systems in terms of not only the choice of input/output channels and presentation of information, but also the application of context-awareness. To support experimentation with these factors, we have developed platforms to support the rapid prototyping of multi-channel, multi-modal, context-aware applications. The Java-based platform presented here is based on an integration of a cross-media link server and an object-oriented framework for advanced content publishing, along with a Client Controller and Context Engine. We also describe how this platform was used to develop a mobile tourist information system for an international arts festival where interaction was based on a combination of interactive paper and speech output.


Mobile information systems Interactive paper Web publishing Context-awareness Rapid prototyping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moira C. Norrie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Beat Signer
    • 1
  • Michael Grossniklaus
    • 1
  • Rudi Belotti
    • 1
  • Corsin Decurtins
    • 1
  • Nadir Weibel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information SystemsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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