Multimodal user interfaces for context-aware mobile applications

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kernchen, Ralf; Moessner, Klaus (Mobile Communications Research Group, Centre for Communications System Research, The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK)
Boda, Péter Pál (Nokia Corporation, Nokia Research Center, Software & Application)
Mrohs, Bernd (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, 10589 Berlin, Germany)
Boussard, Matthieu (Alcatel R&I, Marcoussis, France)
Giuliani, Giovanni (HP Italiana srl, Italy)

This paper introduces a generic architecture that enables the development and execution of mobile multimodal applications proposed within the EU IST-511607 project MobiLife. MobiLife aims at exploiting the synergetic use of multimodal user interface technology and contextual information processing, with the ultimate goal that the two together can provide a beyond-the-state-of-the-art user experience. And this led to an integrated concept, components of the underlying architecture are described in detail and the interfaces towards the application back-end as well as towards context aware resources are discussed. The paper also positions the current work against existing standardisation efforts and it pinpoints technologies required to support the implementation of a device and modality function within the MobiLife architecture.