event.Hub: An Event-Driven Information Hub for Mobile Devices

  • Adrian Hornsby
  • Tapani Leppanen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6905)


In this paper, we present a novel architecture and implementation of an information hub for mobile devices that we call the event.Hub. The event.Hub allows mobile users to share events, implicit or explicit, happening in their lives following a publish-subscribe model. The event.Hub design follows a decentralized architecture that also takes into account the privacy and data ownership problems of current service offers. The event.Hub is implemented using event-driven programming paradigms and utilize the XMPP protocol for its real-time communication support. As an example application using the event.Hub, we also present an extended address-book application.


Mobile Device Mobile User Social Distance Data Ownership Social Networking Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Hornsby
    • 1
  • Tapani Leppanen
    • 1
  1. 1.Nokia Research CenterTampereFinland

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