1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

Middleware-Based Solution to Offer Mobile Presence Services

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2887,
        author={Victoria Beltran and Josep Paradells},
        title={Middleware-Based Solution to Offer Mobile Presence Services},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Context Middleware Presence Proxy Mobile.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2887}
    }
    
  • Victoria Beltran
    Josep Paradells
    Year: 2010
    Middleware-Based Solution to Offer Mobile Presence Services
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2887
Victoria Beltran1,*, Josep Paradells1,*
  • 1: Wireless Network Group – Telematics Department Technical University of Catalonia, Mod. C3 Campus Nord, c\ Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain.
*Contact email: vbeltran@entel.upc.edu, josep.paradells@entel.upc.edu

Abstract

Presence information is a subset of context that originated in Instant Messaging and Push to Talk applications. Presence information expresses all the determining factors behind communication between users, such as their availability, willingness, environment, and preferences, among other things. Applications can use presence to take intelligent decisions about the start and continuation of users’ communications. Due to the growing trend towards integrating presence-aware applications into mobile networks, including cellular ones, software developers and users need efficient and scalable platforms upon which to deploy and use presence services. We propose a fully distributed platform to manage all user presence. It is a middleware based on a proxy server that retrieves and aggregates presence from different sources, applies high-level rules set by the user about presence privacy and communication adaptation, and implements strategies to reduce the amount of presence traffic sent on wireless links.