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FRAPESA - Framework for personalisation of services and applications in next generation services-
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Christian Hellwig
Programme Manager
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about?

The number of new services that combine several forms of media increases day bay day. Mobile terminal vendors are improving mobile devices by enriching functionalities that can present textual, audiovisual and linguistic information. Mobile terminal vendors are improving mobile devices by enriching functionality. The latest achievement is built-in cameras. Service providers follow that by enabling a variety of SMS, MMS and Internet based services for mobile use. Mobile e-mail is also used more frequently to send business information to users and is more and more often related to hectic working environment.

The current problem of the user is to access rapidly the information and the service she/he is interested in. Surfing through the service (using mobile or smart phones) to get the information is costly, and very often inconvenient. The assistance is needed for crucial business activities, as travelling, booking, payment etc. Besides nomadism means that the user might be in a foreign country and does not know the service environment, so the services need to be presented in a self-explaining way.

For the service provider it is important to analyze and to classify the content inside a flexible production and distribution environment that supports the automatic acquisition of content, its content-adapted preparation and its enrichment by metadata.

By using more advanced querying techniques, various profiles and personalization mechanisms, ontological analysis of the query, we can improve the precision of the information service and the ease of use of the service.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

Objectives are the following:

  • Study of personalization methods and techniques.
  • Study of information retrieval techniques for new generation multimedia services.
  • Practical evaluation of available technology and dissemination of the information to Eurescom members.
  • Design and implementation of the architecture for intuitive-to-use, context-based, personalized information services.
  • Contribution to research and standardization efforts, aimed to improving the interaction among all the actors in business cases with the user in the central role.

What are the key results for this Project?

The main result is the Framework for personalization of services and applications in next generation information services. This framework will take into account the provision of precise and situation-based information and its easy and intuitive access while considering the personal wishes of the service users.

Except practical results, which are materialised in the platform, new knowledge about technological model and business model, as well as about user aspects (personalization and privacy) will be generated.

By continual considerations of the business model, the roles of actors and processes of their interaction in next generation networks will be analysed. Knowledge on such processes will be obtained and will be an input for improvement of the collaboration between the different actors.

At the same time the personalization process and the content preparation process will be considered to find out the mechanisms, which give the most to the user and at the same time protect her/his privacy (and minimise the chances for misuse).

Project Results
Deliverable Title  No Planned issue date
State-of-the-art technology
Concepts, methods and tools for the deployment of personalised services
D1/TI1 published
October 2003