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Title Conga – The Context Gallery : Using Context Awareness for Personal Content Management on Mobile Devices
Author Andersen, Brian Munck
Supervisor Larsen, Jakob Eg (Intelligent Signal Processing, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2008
Abstract In this thesis, I will present my suggestion of using context awareness to ease personal content management on mobile computing devices. Different approaches to content management exist, with the use of folder hierarchies being the predominant solution in use today. Other approaches used are tagging, and annotating content using faceted metadata. Common for all these approaches is the tediousness inherent in managing content manually, as well as the user interface problems present in using them on certain types of mobile computing devices, due to the limitations in user interaction options. To lower the impact of these problems, I suggest automatically gathering context information and use it to semi-automatically annotate generated content. This context information can then be used to provide the user of the context aware personal content management system with different search and filtering options, easing the task of organizing content. Following a theoretical introduction to the fields of personal content management, mobile computing, and context awareness, I describe different suggestions for the design of such a system, focusing on the possibilities present today. During the course of work on this thesis, a prototype application has been constructed. This prototype is named Conga, which is short for Context Gallery, and allows users to take pictures and manage these based on gathered context information. Conga is intended as a proof of concept, demonstrating the usefulness of context information for personal content management. The findings made in working with this prototype are discussed, and it is found that the possibilities of gathering context information and using it to ease personal content management are available today, as demonstrated by the Conga prototype, but there are also certain limitations and considerations to keep in mind when constructing a context aware personal content management system.
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2008-107
Original PDF ep08_107.pdf (4.82 MB)
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