CAIPS: A Context-Aware Information Push Service in Tourism

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A context-aware information push service provides the user with tailored information regarding her/his actual situation (the actual situation is also referred as context). This paper motivates and discusses the development of a context-aware information push service. A survey is presented motivating the implementation of such a system. Further, key requirements are identified leading to a description of the system architecture, thereby giving insight into how the requirements are tackled. Finally, the rule language which is used to formally declare push processes and the inference engine translating such rules into concrete push messages is explained in detail. The push service presented in this paper is part of the overall etPlanner system, a framework for mobile tourist guides (Höpken, Fuchs, Zanker, Beer, Eybl, Flores, Gordea, Jessenitschnig, Kerner, Linke, Rasinger, & Schnabl, 2006a).


context-awareness push production rule proactive systems ambient intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Etourism Competence Center Austria (ECCA)Austria
  2. 2.Institute for Software technology and Interactive SystemsVienna University of TechnologyAustria

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