Domino: Exploring Mobile Collaborative Software Adaptation

  • Marek Bell
  • Malcolm Hall
  • Matthew Chalmers
  • Phil Gray
  • Barry Brown
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3968)


Social Proximity Applications (SPAs) are a promising new area for ubicomp software that exploits the everyday changes in the proximity of mobile users. While a number of applications facilitate simple file sharing between co–present users, this paper explores opportunities for recommending and sharing software between users. We describe an architecture that allows the recommendation of new system components from systems with similar histories of use. Software components and usage histories are exchanged between mobile users who are in proximity with each other. We apply this architecture in a mobile strategy game in which players adapt and upgrade their game using components from other players, progressing through the game through sharing tools and history. More broadly, we discuss the general application of this technique as well as the security and privacy challenges to such an approach.


Recommendation System Mobile User Mobile Agent Epidemic Spread Mobile Game 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Bell
    • 1
  • Malcolm Hall
    • 1
  • Matthew Chalmers
    • 1
  • Phil Gray
    • 1
  • Barry Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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