The Connector Service-Predicting Availability in Mobile Contexts

  • Maria Danninger
  • Erica Robles
  • Leila Takayama
  • QianYing Wang
  • Tobias Kluge
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
  • Clifford Nass
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4299)


In this thriving world of mobile communications, the difficulty of communication is no longer contacting someone (the receiver), but rather contacting them in a socially appropriate manner. Ideally, senders should have some understanding of a receiver’s availability in order to make contact at the right time, in the right contexts, and with the optimal communication medium. This paper describes our ongoing research on the Connector, an adaptive and context-aware service designed to facilitate efficient and appropriate communication. We describe a set of empirical studies whose results converge upon the important subject of people’s availability in mobile contexts.s


Mobile Phone Smart Phone Mobile Phone User Incoming Call Connector Feature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Danninger
    • 1
  • Erica Robles
    • 2
  • Leila Takayama
    • 2
  • QianYing Wang
    • 2
  • Tobias Kluge
    • 1
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
    • 1
  • Clifford Nass
    • 2
  1. 1.InterAct ResearchUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.CHIMe LabStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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