MeCoCo: A Context-Aware System for Mediated Communications

Sebastien George, Aina Sylviane Lekira

Abstract


In this paper, we explore the potential of contextual communications with mobile technologies. Context-aware applications allow information or services delivery relevant to users at a given time. One of the two objectives of our work is to propose a generic usersâ?? context model for mediated communications. This model is based on six dimensions: Userâ??s profile, Activity, Device, Environment, Location and Time. In addition, to illustrate the utility and to validate the proposed approach, we design a prototype named MeCoCo (Mediated Contextual Communications) with a particular interface favoring the search of interesting contacts and messages. The MeCoCo prototype can highlight a dimension of contextual information compared to the others.

Keywords


Computer-Mediated Communication; Context-Aware Computing; Contextual Communication; Userâ??s Context

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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