5th International ICST Conference on COMmunication System softWAre and middlewaRE

Research Article

“All-about” Diaries: Concepts and Experiences

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/2016551.2016552,
        author={Laura Ferrari and Marco Mamei and Franco Zambonelli},
        title={“All-about” Diaries: Concepts and Experiences},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on COMmunication System softWAre and middlewaRE},
        keywords={life logging pervasive computing context awareness pattern analysis location-based services},
  • Laura Ferrari
    Marco Mamei
    Franco Zambonelli
    Year: 2012
    “All-about” Diaries: Concepts and Experiences
    DOI: 10.1145/2016551.2016552
Laura Ferrari1, Marco Mamei1,*, Franco Zambonelli1
  • 1: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
*Contact email: marco.mamei@unimore.it


Smart phones and pervasive computing technologies enable the vision of all-about diaries: tools for recording, in a browsable and machine-processable format, the everyday activities and events of people, communities, objects and places. Diaries o er a wealth of opportunities for consumers and industries. Yet, while proposals exist indicating promising approaches to implement parts of them, several challenges still have to be faced to produce fully-edged working systems. In this paper we discuss opportunities and technologies that enable such diaries to be created. Then, we present a prototype of a diary based on location data.