mPlace (Marketplace for context- and location-based services)


Ansprechpartner am Lehrstuhl: Ulrich Bareth

Today, a plethora of location-based services (LBSs) and execution-platforms exist that were created by arbitrary parties mostly not compliant to any standards at all, thus not being interoperable nor compatible to each other. This research project aims at creating an abstract specification to describe LBSs with a strong focus on feasibility and ease of use which will result in compatibility of every service that sticks to that specification. Also this project will emphasize on the realization of all essential states of a complete LBS lifecycle from creating a service, describing, publishing, finding, retrieving, providing, accounting and billing them in one combined prototypic architecture called mPlace.

Providing LBSs is very complex for future service providers since they need a lot of know-how and own infrastructure. Not to mention own accounting and billing mechanisms, that might be realized by mobile payment mechanisms like NFC in mPlace.