Advances in the mobile devices (ranging from mobile phones to wireless
PDAs and wireless laptops) and wireless technologies are changing the way
people interact for work and play. Users of these mobile or wireless devices
are moving around and are expecting convenient access through any of their
devices to relevant information and services. They want the ability to
easily take action whenever and wherever they need to. Applications and
services for the mobile users must be tightly integrated with user profiles,
user locations, user activities, and other contextual information to
accurately predict mobile-user interests and provide just the information
and services that users want at each moment with a minimum of user input.
These types of services are called context-aware services or location-based
The objective of our project, “Mobile Resource Management”, is
to develop application scenarios,
an end-to-end reference system architecture,
and software technology components to enable context-aware, location-based
services for mobile users, providing seamless services through any device
when and where the users need them. The services will take full advantage
of user mobility and use environmental and user profile information to
improve the relevance of the information delivered to mobile users. Our
target customers include all enterprises that want to provide these types
of services for their customers, and employees and management companies
for malls and amusement parks that want to provide such services for their
Our research areas include dynamic personalization, personal profile and
privacy management, agent-based negotiation, and mobile user device interfaces.
- “Mobile Resource Management: A White Paper”, TRL Research Report
(to be published).
- Hiroaki Nakamura, “Incremental Computation of Complex Object Queries,” ACM OOPSLA 2001, Oct. 2001 (to be published).