A Model for the Use of Social Paradigms in Mobile Ubiquitous Interactions

  • Vitor SantosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9175)


The mobile devices and their use for Internet access, for georeferentiation and services consumption had a huge increase. Nowadays, these devices ability to establish cooperation networks and to interact intelligently and cooperatively with the surrounding environment has growing importance. In this work we present a model where a minimum set of features and information could be embedded in mobile devices to dynamically enable their integration into computer systems with pre-defined formal structure. It is argued that if a device is only partially competent to perform a particular role in a given context, may yet play this role in collaboration with other devices also partly responsible for the performance of this role in this context. This model is inspired by concepts originating in organization theory and sociology as they are typical, the notions of “social role”, “ownership” and “responsibility.”


Mobile computing Context-aware computing Organization theory Knowledge systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NOVA Information Management SchoolUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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