The trend of increasing mobile services has set a new challenge for service providers: how to develop more advanced and user friendly, context-aware and personalized mobile services for the users. Apricot Agent Platform is an agent-based software platform designed for developing context-aware and personalized mobile services. Apricot Agent Platform supports the development of user-friendly mobile services by providing tools for combining various mobile and Internet-based services. Apricot agent architecture consists of an agent platform, agents and agent containers. For the developers of mobile services, it provides built-in functionality and communication mechanism. Furthermore, this paper describes four demonstrators that are built up on the Apricot Agent Platform to evaluate the usability and efficiency of the platform in processes of building mobile services. The results of the evaluation indicate relatively promising results and the further target for development is revealed.
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||18th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems, ARCS 2005|
|Abbreviated title||ARCS 2005|
|Period||14/03/05 → 17/03/05|
- agent technology
- Mobile services
- mobile Computing