Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. First International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, October 26-29, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

WebCall – A Rich Context Mobile Research Framework

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_8,
        author={Zhigang Liu and Hawk Pang and Jun Yang and Guang Yang and P\^{e}ter Boda},
        title={WebCall -- A Rich Context Mobile Research Framework},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. First International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, October 26-29, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Mobile social networking user context location based services phonebook},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_8}
    }
    
  • Zhigang Liu
    Hawk Pang
    Jun Yang
    Guang Yang
    Péter Boda
    Year: 2012
    WebCall – A Rich Context Mobile Research Framework
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_8
Zhigang Liu1,*, Hawk Pang1,*, Jun Yang1,*, Guang Yang1,*, Péter Boda1,*
  • 1: Nokia Research Center
*Contact email: zhigang.c.liu@nokia.com, hawk-yin.pang@nokia.com, jun.8.yang@nokia.com, guang.g.yang@nokia.com, peter.boda@nokia.com

Abstract

The ever-increasing capability of mobile devices enables many mobile services far beyond a traditional voice call. In this paper, we present WebCall, a research framework on how to share and utilize the rich contextual information about users, such as phonebook, indoor and outdoor location, and calendar. WebCall also demonstrates a few services (e.g. human powered questions and answers) that can be built on top of user context. Third-party services can be integrated with WebCall through a simple API and potentially benefit from context filtering. An invitation mechanism is introduced to enable bootstrapping user base. Privacy concern is addressed by giving full control to users on how to share their information.