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  • Good afternonn Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Michael Kenteris, I am from the Aegean university of Greece and I will be presenting the paper” cultural informatics in Web science, a case of exploiting local cultural content”

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  • 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication 61 -Evaluation of Mobile Tourist Guides (Kenteris M., Gavalas D., Economou D.) 62 - Deploying Thick Mobile Clients using Thin Client Architecture: a Case in Mobile Tourist Guides (Kenteris M., Economou D., Gavalas D., Zamplaras D.)
  • Outline
    • Cultural Informatics
    • Cultural tourism
    • Survey of mobile guides
    • Case study
    • Usability study
    • Conclusions
    24/09/2008 Department of Culturul Technology and Communication
  • Cultural Informatics
    • Definition*: the socio-technological approach to understand, represent, communicate and re-invent cultures and cultural institutions.
      • Understanding
      • Representation
      • Communication
      • Re-invention
    • *derived by Michalis Vafopoulos
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  • Cultural tourism
    • Cultural tourism is defined* as a flow of people mainly pursuing cultural goals, such as festivals, music, theatre, events, visits to old countryside farms, visits to historical and religious monuments, archaeological sites, exhibitions, museums, classes, conferences, etc.
    • *WTO
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  • Cultural tourism II
    • an independent segment of the tourist industry,
    • a complement to mainstream tourism
    • Heritage and culture recognized as fundamental elements of tourism and also as a major opportunity area.
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  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Information models
    • Positioning technologies and map technologies
    • Input/output modalities
    • Architecture
    • Network infrastructure
    • Unique services
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  • Evaluation Criteria Information Model Position/MAP Technologies Input/Output Modalities Architecture/ Network Infrastructue Unique Services Cyberguide On-device storage. Proprietary application Distributed Dynamic Information. Context Aware.. Map based IrDA and GPS. Automatic logging system Pen / Screen Not Multilingual Visual basic Run time system – PDA WLAN Non cognitive resource adaptable- Guided tours. Messaging. Broadcasting. Post visit logging. GUIDE Centralized Hypermedia personal profile. Push & pull information. Map - Guidance WLAN positioning. No adaptation Pen / Screen Multilingual JAVA – Portable PC WLAN Adaptable to failing resource Communication Ticketing service tour generation LoL@ Centralized Hypermedia model Map - Guidance/Route Cell-id and GPS. User adaptable positioning. Manual logging system. Pen / Key Pad 3 language Multilingual JAVA APLET enabled VoIP Speech input UMTS Adaptable to failing resource Pre-visit Post -visit Commenting diary service Hippie/HIPS Centralized Hypermedia model Personal Profile. Push & Pull Context aware Guidance Electronic Compass IrDA sensors – object level and room level Pen / Screen Not Multilingual Microsoft .Net PDA - Subnotebooks Client -Server browser WLAN Pre-visit Messaging. Broadcasting. Post visit logging TellMaris Proprietary application, not context aware Map - Route finding. GPS Pen/Screen 3D graphics Modality Windows CE PDA Nokia S60 platform WLAN GPRS, UMTS Exploratory Deep Map User context and context aware Guidance Vector maps Route finding. User adaptable positioning. Pen/Screen Multilingual support Standards-compliant open source agent framework WLAN GPRS, UMTS Agent based services CRUMPET Explicit and Implicit personal profile . User-aware unobtrusive proactive tips Context aware Itinerary planning. Guidance Vector maps Route finding. location-based services Pen/Screen Multilingual support Client -Server Standards-compliant open source framework WLAN, GPRS, UMTS Cognitive resource adaptation Guided tours Group meeting scheduler SmartKom Centralized Hypermedia model Personal presentation model Guidance Maps Route finding GPS adaptable Pen/Screen, speech Multimodality input / output. Multilingual Agent Architecture. Multi-blackboard system. GSM, GPRS, UMTS Communication Localized information REAL Localized information. User-aware. unobtrusive proactive tips. Proprietary application Active location sensitivity Passive location sensitivity 3D-pointing device. 3D graphics Modality Speech input PalmOS / Pocket PC GPS + Electronic compass (outdoor) IrDA indoor WLAN,GPRS, UMTS Exploratory Mytilene e-guide Hierarchical information presentation Explicit personal profile Proprietary application Raster based map Orientation Keypad J2ME application based system BlueTooth Exploratory Push model
  • Our case study The e-guide system 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
  • Technological environment
    • Convergence of two separate technologies, the Web and mobile computing.
      • Wireless computing presents many key characteristics:
          • ubiquity and convenience
          • positioning
          • personalization
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  • Our case study
    • Multi-platform tourist application
    • uses the Web to promote cultural information to tourists.
    • Allowing for tourists to tag content of their personal interest
    • prompted to build a personalized mobile application for their mobile phone, running off and on the Web.
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  • Case study: e-guide
    • This case study contains three subsystems:
      • Dynamic Web based tourist guide system
      • mobile tourist application incorporating user selected content from Web sub system
      • PDA installation offered to tourists to roam around the city or to use via predefined tours.
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  • Development stage
    • The prototype system comprises of two stages:
    24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication Web Application Mobile Application - PDA Installation STAGE 2 STAGE 1
  • Web Application Architecture 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
  • Eguide Web application 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
  • Web profiling subsystem
    • The Web application uses a Web profiling subsystem
      • uses explicit profile, implicit profile
      • groups users according to their overall profile
      • offers extra personalized content
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  • Post visit commenting
    • Web application generates user profile pages
      • showing all selected content in the users’ profile
      • allows users to input personal comments of visited sights, to upload photos of their visit
      • allows for external visitors to comment on users’ profile page.
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  • Background work
    • E xisting commercial applications , research approaches fall within two main categories :
      • Tourist guides with pre-installed applications, namely rigidly defined content that cannot be customized
      • Mobile devices used to access mobile Web portals and browse tourist information of interest
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  • Mobile Device Application : Installation to a mobile device 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
  • Mobile design implications
    • Some characteristics of mobile computing needed to be carefully evaluated:
      • the physical restrictions of handheld devices
      • limited bandwidth and high cost of wireless connections.
      • low processing capabilities and available memory.
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  • The mobile novelty..
    • Available Web platforms
      • disadvantage of i-mode/WAP-based services
        • requirement for constant connection
        • U sers are charged for the wireless connections
        • W henever a user is out of coverage of the mobile network (i.e. ‘has no signal’) s/he cannot access any service.
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  • Mobile Device Application 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
  • PDA Installation
    • PDA application implemented using the NaviPocket v. 2.4 by OPHRYS SYSTEMS
      • (founded in 1992 is a company specializing in audio-guides and information systems for museums and cultural sites)
    • Application designed for mobility by providing an interface with simple menus
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  • PDA Installation 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
  • Usability study: Findings I
    • even though tourists were keen to use the application via a static Web device they were reluctant to use the mobile system via the Web interface
    • users who wanted extra content or wanted to receive more content which the system would generate by using a personal profiling system
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  • Usability study: Findings II
    • by allowing the uploading of photos and the writing of comments on the user’s personal profile page
      • complimented the use of the Web by allowing tourists to connect with others and to keep their visit to show to family and friends
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  • Conclusions
    • The evaluation presented revealed the design principles which need to be taken into account at the analysis and design stage of mobile tourist guide.
    • Our case study enabled the automated creation of portable, personalized tourist applications with rich and customized content offering “push content” services.
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  • Thank you for your attention Questions ? 24/09/2008 Department of Cultural Technology and Communication