Far and A WAY: Context Sensitive Service Delivery through Mobile Lightweight PDA Hosted Agents

P. T. O' Hare, G. M. P. O' Hare, and T. D. Lowen

This paper introduces the Where Are You (WAY) system, a simple, yet effective application for assisting mobile users in the performance of a variety of routine tasks. The WAY system supports the mobile citizen in the location, tracking and rendezvousing with a variety of moving entities. The WAY system seeks to provide such support by deploying a rich collection of appropriate technologies including mobile agent based technologies, Geographic Information Systems and context aware mobile computing. System functionality is delivered through a collection of mobile lightweight intentional agents, which take cognizance of the memory and processing restriction of Personal Digital Assistants.

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