Experiences with Place Lab: An Open Source Tookit for Location-Aware Computing

Timothy Sohn, William G. Griswold, James Scott, Anthony LaMarca, Yatin Chawathe, Ian Smith, and Mike Y. Chen

Abstract

Location-based computing (LBC) is becoming increasingly important in both industry and academia. A key challenge is the pervasive deployment of LBC technologies; to be effective they must run on a wide variety of client platforms, including laptops,

PDAs, and mobile phones, so that location data can be acquired anywhere and accessed by any application. Moreover, as a nascent area, LBC is experiencing rapid innovation in sensing technologies, the positioning algorithms themselves, and the applications

they support. Lastly, as a newcomer, LBC must integrate with existing communications and application technologies, including web browsers and location data interchange standards.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2006)
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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