Service Platform for Real-World / Internet Integration in Mobile Applications

Conference: Mobilfunk - Technologien und Anwendungen - 13. ITG-Fachtagung
05/28/2008 - 05/29/2008 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: Mobilfunk

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Dannewitz, Christian; Karl, Holger (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Warneke, Daniel (TU Berlin, Germany)

Real-world activities of users could tremendously be supported by Internet services if those services were based on a seamless real-world integration that does not disrupt the users' work flow - especially in mobile situations. But such Internet services are currently very difficult to develop on a large scale because conceptual network support for such applications is missing. In this paper, we focus on providing network support for Internet services that implement real-world-integrated use cases. Use cases and the resulting developer requirements are analyzed. Based on this analysis, we propose a new paradigm, the Augmented Internet, that makes the real-world integration an integral part of the network. This builds a conceptual, bidirectional connection between the Internet and the real world, directly supported by the semantics of the communication network. To realize this new paradigm, we have designed a new networking architecture based on an information-centric network. This new architecture facilitates and accelerates the development of a completely new family of real-world-integrated Internet services.