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Kaj Grønbæk

Social web applications in the city: a lightweight infrastructure for urban computing

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  • Department of Computer Science
In this paper, we describe an infrastructure for browsing and multimedia blogging of Web-based information anchored with physical places in an urban environment. The infrastructure is generic in the sense that it may use any means such as GPS, RFID or 2D-barcodes as ubiquitous links anchors to anchor Web-based information, blogs, and services in the physical environment. The infrastructure is inspired from earlier work on open hypermedia, in the sense that the anchoring and blogging functionality can be integrated to augment arbitrary Web sites providing information that is relevant to places or objects in the physical world. The blog and anchor functionality is implemented as a set of Web services running on a server external to the content server. Experiences and design issues from three cases are discussed, which use Semacode-based physical anchoring to support lightweight urban Web applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the nineteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2008
ISBN (print)978-1-59593-985-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventHypertext 2008 : The Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 200821 Jun 2008
Conference number: 19


ConferenceHypertext 2008 : The Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
LandUnited States

    Research areas

  • geo-spatial hypermedia, location-awareness, mobile web, multimedia blogging, physical hypermedia, ubiquitous link anchors, urban computing, visual 2d barcodes

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