3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

A Smart Calendar Application for Mobile Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1722,
        author={Georgios Gkekas and Anna Kyrikou and Nikos Ioannidis},
        title={A Smart Calendar Application for Mobile Environments},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Mobile services personalization electronic calendar recommendation system.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1722}
    }
    
  • Georgios Gkekas
    Anna Kyrikou
    Nikos Ioannidis
    Year: 2010
    A Smart Calendar Application for Mobile Environments
    MOBIMEDIA
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1722
Georgios Gkekas1,*, Anna Kyrikou2,*, Nikos Ioannidis3,*
  • 1: INTRACOM S.A. Telecom Solutions 19 Km. Markopoulou Avenue 190 02 Peania, Athens, Greece +30 210 667 7725
  • 2: INTRACOM S.A. Telecom Solutions 19 Km. Markopoulou Avenue 190 02 Peania, Athens, Greece +30 210 667 7383
  • 3: INTRACOM S.A. Telecom Solutions 19 Km. Markopoulou Avenue 190 02 Peania, Athens, Greece +30 210 667 1349
*Contact email: gekg@intracom.gr, kiran@intracom.gr, nioa@intracom.gr

Abstract

Traditional e-calendar applications limit their usage in simple operations such as scheduling appointments, storing and managing contacts and reminding their users of significant facts that they have entered by themselves. A nice graphical user interface is responsible for displaying the calendaring information to the user either on demand or proactively using sound or text alerting mechanisms. More intelligent applications have advanced features such as peer coordination for the scheduling of a meeting but they have not found wide acceptance in the market due to their complexity and computationally intensive operations. However, there is still no application taking advantage of the ever increasing digital and networking convergence happening in our days. In this paper, we envisage the design and implementation of a Smart Calendar that goes beyond the state of the art because it can act proactively and on behalf of the user. Its purpose is three-fold: a) organize the existing time schedule of a user according to his busy/free time slots, b) propose interesting events or actions that he may undertake during a time period and c) guide him to accomplish his obligations in a timely manner.