Mobile Infrastructure for location-based Services
Aladin is a context-aware computing approach, which explores how commodity devices can be dynamically adapted to acquire and model a diverse range of context information using local available hardware and software.
Aladin is specifically designed to automatically acquire and model context information in large-scale, cross domain scenarios without requiring significant context instrumentation or related infrastructure. Aladin provides a domain-neutral, client-centric approach that dynamically extends the context modeling capabilities of commodity mobile devices through the use of runtime deployed plug-ins. Client-side Aladin software enables devices to adapt their context acquisition and modeling capabilities by performing ongoing capability analyses and integrating platform-specific context acquisition and modeling plug-ins on-the-fly.
Several ISNM projects are based on the ALADIN infrastructure, which is continously updated: Echoes, Paranoia Syndrome, Interactive Cinema.More information can be found in the following publications:
- Darren Carlson
Aladin - An Extensible Ubiquitous Computing Infrastructure
Master's thesis, ISNM, University of Luebeck, 2005
- Andreas Schrader, Darren Carlson and Dominik Busch
Modular Framework Support for Context-aware Mobile Cinema
Springer Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.
Special Issue: Implications of the socio-physical contexts when interacting with mobile media.