MyCampus: An Agent-Based Environment for Context-Aware Mobile Services

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In this paper, we introduce MyCampus, an agent-based environment for context-aware mobile services, which we are in the process of developing and validating on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus. The environment revolves around a growing collection of customizable agents capable of (semi-) automatically discovering and accessing Intranet and Internet services as they assist their users in carrying out different tasks (e.g. planning an evening out, organizing a study group or filtering incoming messages). The power and scalability of the environment directly derives from a set of ontologies for describing contextual attributes, user preferences and web services, making it possible to easily accommodate new task-specific agents and new Web services.