Context Sensitive User Profiling for Customised Service Provision in Mobile Environments

Konferenz: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
11.09.2005 - 14.09.2005 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: PIMRC 2005

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Panagiotakis, Spyros; Koutsopoulou, Maria; Alonistioti, Athanassia (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Communication Networks Laboratory, 157 84 Athens, Greece)
Thomopoulos, Stelios (2National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) 'Demokritos', Inst. of Informatics & Telecommunications, Ag. Paraskevi, 153 10 Athens, Greece)

Present paper focuses on context awareness in service provisioning and proposes a framework that enables efficient management of contextual profiles. Furthermore, a more flexible and innovative model for user profiling is introduced. The innovation is based on the enrichment of common user profiling architectures to include location and other contextual attributes, so that enhanced adaptability and personalization can be achieved. For each context instance an associated User Profile instance is created and hence, service provisioning is adapted to the User Profile instance that better apply to the current context. The generic model, the structure and the content of that Context-sensitive User Profile, along with some related implementation issues, are discussed.