Development of an innovative information- and communication system for students, lecturers and administrative staff at the campus of the University of Linz.


Motivation 

Currently available mobile location-based communication services enable their users to consume roughly categorized (and therefore often unmanageable) spatial information containing text, images, sound or video. However, the potentials of location-based services are far beyond, considering e.g. user-driven creation of information using sophisticated addressing and access concepts for avoiding information overflow (spam), time-trigged and context-sensitive perception of information, and – what we consider the most powerful enhancement for location-based services – automatically executing content (smartness) by spatial proximity of approaching users.

Goals

Smart Information Campus is supposed to integrate distributed information services available at the university campus to one central information system:

  • Combination of library system, mensa system, event management, student services, registration and exam system)
    Personalized representation for individual students, teachers, guests
    Location-based calendar: “Your next lesson is in room 17. Please, consider 5 minutes walk from your current position.”
  • Integration of existing extern systems (e.g. railway)
    “Where is my train/bus currently? Do I reach it in time if I start walking now or shall I take the next one?”

Results

The Smart Information Campus System of the University of Linz provides anyone associated with the university (teaching staff, students, administrative personnel) a new, mobile campus information, collaboration and navigation platform. SIC offers the university community the possibility of publishing location-based information elements such as texts, images, sounds and videos or to procure these via (mobile) devices on location.

 

Partners: 

Contact: Wolfgang Narzt

 

Publications

M. Schumann, W. Narzt: Business Model Development for a Mobile Context-aware Service, 26th Bled eConference, eInnovation: Impacts of Individuals, Organizations and Society, Maribor, Slovenia, June 9-13, 2013, pp. 299-313, AIS Electronic Library (AISeL): bled2013/27.
Conference Article
W. Narzt, G. Pomberger: Digital Graffiti - A Smart Information and Collaboration System, International Conference on Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, EECS 2013, Elsevier IERI Procedia (ISSN: 2212-6678), Beijing, China, May 22-23, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.ieri.2013.11.034
Conference Article
Heinrich Schmitzberger: Harnessing Wireless LAN Communication for Scalable Indoor Localization and Tracking, Doctoral thesis, Department of Business Informatics - Software Engineering, Johannes Kepler University Linz, September 2012.
PhD Thesis
G. Pomberger, M. Sonntag, R. Hörmannseder (Hrsg): Das Smart Information Campus System Informatik: Von Anfang an, Festschrift für Jörg R. Mühlbacher, Trauner Verlag, Linz, pp 183-199, 2012.
Book Chapter
W. Narzt, H. Schmitzberger: Enhancing Mobile Interaction using WLAN Proximity, 13th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2011), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Springer LNCS, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21666-4_8.
Conference Article
W. Narzt, H. Schmitzberger: Near Field Sensing in Wireless LANs, 7th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, ICWMC 2011, Luxembourg, IARIA, ISBN: 978-1-61208-140-3, pp. 231.236, June 2011 (Best Paper Award!), Thinkmind Digital Library:icwmc_2011_11_10_20224.
Conference Article
H. Schmitzberger: Autonomous WLAN Sensors for Ad Hoc Indoor Localization, 13th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2011 - Mobile Computing Platforms and Technologies Workshop, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, February 6-11, 2011.
Conference Article
G. Pomberger: Digital Graffiti - A Framework for Implementing Location-Based Systems, International Journal of Software and Informatics (IJSI), Volume 5, Issue 1-2, 201, 1Part II, ISSN 1673-7288, 2011 pp. 355-377.
Journal Article
H. Schmitzberger, W. Narzt, Campus-Wide Indoor Tracking Infrastructure, International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, Vol. 4, No. 1 & 2, ISSN 1942-2644, pp. 138-148, 2011, IARIA Journals.
Journal Article
H. Schmitzberger, W. Narzt: Leveraging WLAN Infrastructure for Large-Scale Indoor Tracking, Proceedings of the 6th International IEEE Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, ICWMC, Valencia, Spain, September 20-25, 2010, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN-13: 978-0-7695-4182-2, 2010 (Best Paper Award!), doi:10.1109/ICWMC.2010.57.
Conference Article