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MobiSoft: An Agent-Based Middleware for Social-Mobile Applications

  • Steffen Kern
  • Peter Braun
  • Wilhelm Rossak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4277)

Abstract

We present an agent-based middleware for social-mobile applications, which has been developed as part of an ongoing linkage project. One aspect of the MobiSoft project is the vision of facilitating, augmenting, and promoting human social interaction by electronic personal assistants during face-to-face encounters. Possible areas of social mobile applications include the establishment of groups or communities based on shared interests or goals, the exchange of information such as personal profiles, news, private sales, or any kind of recommendations, and the preselection of possible communication partners in social networks. We outline the decentralized peer-to-peer based architecture and present techniques for information representation using semantically rich languages based on existing standards. We describe, how mobile agents are facilitated as user representatives and intelligent information carriers in mobile ad-hoc networks and present a first prototype of a social-mobile application.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steffen Kern
    • 1
  • Peter Braun
    • 2
  • Wilhelm Rossak
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.The agent factory GmbHJenaGermany

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