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A Case Study in Information Delivery to Mass Retail Markets

  • Vladimir Kotlyar
  • Marisa Viveros
  • Sastry S. Duri
  • Richard D. Lawrence
  • George S. Almasi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1677)

Abstract

The growth in the capabilities of hand-held computers coupled with improvements in database systems and communication infrastructure have brought us closer to enabling truly ubiquitous access to information. In this paper, we describe the SmartPad system, a software solution in the consumer space, providing consumers with ubiquitous access to interactive shopping. This solution enables end-users to shop remotely using personalized content, searching and selecting in incremental mode and disconnected from the network. This is achieved by combining in-store and on-line transactions, by leveraging current efforts in data mining, and by delivering information through hand-held devices. SmartPad is currently used by several hundred consumers with very encouraging initial feedback.

Keywords

Proxy Server Information Delivery Picker Order Shopping List Candidate Product 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Kotlyar
    • 1
  • Marisa Viveros
    • 1
  • Sastry S. Duri
    • 1
  • Richard D. Lawrence
    • 1
  • George S. Almasi
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterHawthorneUSA

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