First experiences with Personal Networks as an enabling platform for service providers


Hartog, F.T.H. den and Blom, M.A. and Lageweg, C.R. and Peeters, M.E. and Schmidt, J.R. and Veer, R. van der and Vries, A. de and Werff, M.R. van der and Tao, Q. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. and Baken, N.H.G. and Selgert, F. (2007) First experiences with Personal Networks as an enabling platform for service providers. In: Fourth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking & Services, MobiQuitous 2007, 6-10 August 2007, Philadelphia, PA, USA (pp. pp. 1-8).

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Abstract:By developing demonstrators and performing small-scale user trials, we found various opportunities and pitfalls for deploying personal networks (PNs) on a commercial basis. The demonstrators were created using as many as possible legacy devices and proven technologies. They deal with applications in the health sector, home services, tourism, and the transportation sector. This paper describes the various architectures and our experiences with the end users and the technology. We conclude that context awareness, service discovery, and content management are very important in PNs and that a personal network provider role is necessary to realize these functions under the assumptions we made. The PNPay Travel demonstrator suggests that PN service platforms provide an opportunity to develop true trans-sector services.
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