Title: Proactive information service through user participation in context-aware application

Authors: Joonhee Kwon, Sungrim Kim

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Kyonggi University, San 94-6, Yiui-dong, Yeongtong-ku, Suwon-si, Kyonggi-do, Korea. ' Department of Internet Information, Seoil College, 49-3, Myonmok-dong, Jungrang-Ku, Seoul, Korea

Abstract: User participation is an essential aspect of Web 2.0. Web 2.0 creates a context-aware interactive environment that supports the participation of users to enhance information service. Tagging is a key participation method by which users can enrich information in Web 2.0. The authors present a proactive information service through user participation in context-aware application. The proposed method uses participation information acquired in user|s contexts. Using user participation from contexts, the method provides useful information in a timely manner. The information service considers contexts as the tag and provides information that may be useful without requiring any action on the part of the user.

Keywords: context-aware; information systems; user participation; proactivity; Web 2.0; information services; tagging.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2010.032345

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2010 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.79 - 85

Published online: 31 Mar 2010 *

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