Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 8th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 6-9, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Gander: Personalizing Search of the Here and Now

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30973-1_8,
        author={Jonas Michel and Christine Julien and Jamie Payton and Gruia-Catalin Roman},
        title={Gander: Personalizing Search of the Here and Now},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 8th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 6-9, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30973-1_8}
    }
    
  • Jonas Michel
    Christine Julien
    Jamie Payton
    Gruia-Catalin Roman
    Year: 2012
    Gander: Personalizing Search of the Here and Now
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30973-1_8
Jonas Michel1,*, Christine Julien1,*, Jamie Payton2,*, Gruia-Catalin Roman3,*
  • 1: The University of Texas
  • 2: The University of North Carolina
  • 3: The University of New Mexico
*Contact email: jonasrmichel@mail.utexas.edu, c.julien@mail.utexas.edu, payton@uncc.edu, gcroman@unm.edu

Abstract

In Personalized Networked Spaces (PNets), people and devices are integrated with the environment and demand fluid interactions to enable connectivity to information, services, and people. PNet applications exhibit significant demands in which connectivity to resources and information is personalized and focused on the and . We introduce , a personalized search engine for the here and now. We examine how search expectations are affected when users and applications interact directly with the physical environment. We define a formal conceptual model of search in PNets that provides a clear definition of the framework and ultimately enables reasoning about relationships between search processing and the relevance of results. We assess our model by evaluating sophisticated Gander queries in a simulated PNet.