Mobile and smart devices in a human community - the challenge of context-
This paper addresses the new and changing role of mobile devices and services in a dynamic human community, taking individual profiles and the current personal context into account. Binding and interaction are analysed in order to recognise future trends. Considering a community network as a distributed information source, filtering and matching of information tend to become a calculation intensive process. With mobile personalised assistants the way of processing information will be changed. Sample scenarios outlined in this paper show the basic function of such assistants. With the ongoing evolvement of mobile devices and first available frameworks like the Tracy Toolkit an implementation of mobile community supporting systems is possible. The process of contextualisation is defined. Finally, the paper attempts a view in requirements of community support as well as requirements for mobile devices.
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