6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing

Research Article

Towards Consolidated Presence

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.48,
        author={Manfred Hauswirth and J\^{e}r\~{o}me Euzenat and Owen Friel and Keith Griffin and Pat Hession and Brendan Jennings and Tudor Groza and Siegfried Handschuh and Ivana Podnar Zarko and Axel Polleres and Antoine Zimmermann},
        title={Towards Consolidated Presence},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing},
        keywords={Availability Companies Context Protocols Semantics Sensors Standards},
  • Manfred Hauswirth
    Jérôme Euzenat
    Owen Friel
    Keith Griffin
    Pat Hession
    Brendan Jennings
    Tudor Groza
    Siegfried Handschuh
    Ivana Podnar Zarko
    Axel Polleres
    Antoine Zimmermann
    Year: 2011
    Towards Consolidated Presence
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.48
Manfred Hauswirth1, Jérôme Euzenat2, Owen Friel3, Keith Griffin3, Pat Hession3, Brendan Jennings4, Tudor Groza1, Siegfried Handschuh1, Ivana Podnar Zarko5, Axel Polleres1, Antoine Zimmermann1
  • 1: DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • 2: INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes and Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
  • 3: Cisco Systems, Galway, Ireland
  • 4: TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
  • 5: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Presence management, i.e., the ability to automatically identify the status and availability of communication partners, is becoming an invaluable tool for collaboration in enterprise contexts. In this paper, we argue for efficient presence management by means of a holistic view of both physical context and virtual presence in online communication channels. We sketch the components for enabling presence as a service integrating both online information as well as physical sensors, discussing benefits, possible applications on top, and challenges of establishing such a service.