AmbieSense – A System and Reference Architecture for Personalised Context-Sensitive Information Services for Mobile Users

  • Hans Myrhaug
  • Nik Whitehead
  • Ayse Goker
  • Tor Erlend Faegri
  • Till Christopher Lech
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3295)


The purpose of AmbieSense is to provide personalised, context-sensitive information to the mobile user. It is about augmenting digital information to physical objects, rooms, and areas. The aim is to provide relevant information to the right user and situation. Digital content is distributed from the surroundings and onto your mobile phone. An ambient information environment is provided by a combination of context tag technology, a software platform to manage and deliver the information, and personal computing devices to which the information is served. This paper describes how the AmbieSense reference architecture has been defined and used in order to deliver information to the mobile citizen at the right time, place and situation. Information is provided via specialist content providers. The application area addresses the information needs of travellers and tourists.


Mobile User User Context Reference Architecture Mobile Computer Computational Viewpoint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Myrhaug
    • 1
  • Nik Whitehead
    • 2
  • Ayse Goker
    • 2
  • Tor Erlend Faegri
    • 3
  • Till Christopher Lech
    • 3
  1. 1.SINTEF Information and Communication TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.School of ComputingThe Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenScotland
  3. 3.CognIT ASOsloNorway

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