Supporting a Mobile Lost and Found Community

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Supporting a Mobile Lost and Found Community

  1. 1. Supporting a Mobile Lost and Found Community EPCFind (Electronic Product Code) Dominique Guinard, Florian Michahelles Auto-ID Labs, Information Management ETH Z ur ich Oliver Baecker Institute of Technology Management (ITEM), University of St. Gallen (HSG) Mobile HCI 2008, Amsterdam
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-Based Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile device: Nokia E61i </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Evaluation: feedbacks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Motivation: Lost and … Lost! <ul><li>In 2006, 400’000 objects were lost in Switzerland. </li></ul><ul><li>Amongst these, less than 40% were ever recovered. </li></ul><ul><li>In EPCFind we propose people to create Internet of their Things . </li></ul>[ Lodgis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lodigs/ ]
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-Based Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile device: Nokia E61i </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Evaluation: feedbacks. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Concept: Community-Based Reporting and Distributed Tracing.
  6. 6. Concept
  7. 7. Video Demonstration
  8. 8. Concept
  9. 9. Video Demonstration
  10. 10. Agenda <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-Based Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile device: Nokia E61i </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Evaluation: feedbacks. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mobile Device: Prototype of Nokia E61i <ul><li>Nokia E61i prototype integrating a UHF EPC RFID reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Why not NFC / barcode ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains a standardized unique number. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepted by keyplayers already (Wall Mart, Metro, etc.). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read range up to 30-50 cms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>=> Selecting an object instead of a tag. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Agenda <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-Based Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting network: EPC Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile device: Nokia E61i </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Evaluation: feedbacks. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Early Evaluation: Feedback! <ul><li>Useful for people on the run. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes sense for valuable items. </li></ul><ul><li>Liked the people to people aspect. </li></ul><ul><li>Are people nice? </li></ul><ul><li>How about privacy? </li></ul>[ http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherw/ ]
  14. 14. Thanks for your attention: [email_address] Slideshare.net: Tag: EPCFind [ http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherw/ ]
  15. 15. Implementation: Leveraging the Electronic Product Code Network. <ul><li>EPC number uniquely identifies an object. </li></ul><ul><li>The EPCIS is the information server: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Records RFID events (traces). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPC Network as tracking and tracing infrastructure for implementing the distributed tracing. </li></ul>EPCIS EPC Exchange Capture Identify
  16. 16. EPCFind: Implementation

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