Ambient Documents: Intelligent Prediction for Ubiquitous Content Access

  • Gregory M. P. O’Hare
  • Michael J. O’Grady
  • Conor Muldoon
  • Caroline A. Byrne
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


Ubiquitous service delivery expects that content will be available where, when and how the user needs it. Consumers are becoming ever demanding and the consumers of ubiquitous services are no different in this regard. Their expectations escalate in terms of relevance, ease of access, recency, accuracy and latency of content supply. In addition they expect that the content be supplied proactively in anticipation of their needs together with delivery when they require it. This presupposes that content can be delivered relative to both the consumers location and their technological context. Within this paper we explore how traditional document access can be transformed and introduce Ambient Documents a new metaphor for document content access.


Ubiquitous computing Ambient Intelligence ambient documents intelligent agents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory M. P. O’Hare
    • 1
  • Michael J. O’Grady
    • 1
  • Conor Muldoon
    • 1
  • Caroline A. Byrne
    • 2
  1. 1.Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC), University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.Carlow Institute of T Carlow, Kilkenny Road, CarlowIreland

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