Relative location oriented mobile LBS

Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Kazunori Sugiura

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Abstract

Mobile location-based services (LBS) usually define locations in an absolute way, mainly coordinates. However, this absolute presentation of location rarely appears in the context of daily life. Instead, people tend to use relative location, defined on the basis of a location with relation to other locations. Research in cognitive geography also imply that relative location is closer to the human cognitive model. We suggest that this discrepancy between the understanding of "location" from the human being side and the machine side acts as a major intrinsic cause of many problems shown in today's LBS, such as usability, accessibility or privacy issues. In this paper, benefits of taking advantages of relative location information are discussed. A framework of relative location orientated social networking is proposed by analyzing location related human knowledge and activities. To reveal potential challenges, a prototype is proposed and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2013
Pages311-315
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2013 Dec 22013 Dec 4

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period13/12/213/12/4

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Keywords

  • Relative Location
  • mobile LBS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Xiao, R., Wu, Z., & Sugiura, K. (2013). Relative location oriented mobile LBS. In Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2013 (pp. 311-315). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2536853.2536937