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A calendar based internet content pre-caching agent for small computing devices

Komninos, Andreas and Dunlop, Mark D. (2008) A calendar based internet content pre-caching agent for small computing devices. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 12 (7). pp. 495-512. ISSN 1617-4909

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    Abstract

    We described in earlier publications the principles of a system where Internet content would be pre-cached, based on contextual information obtained from a user's electronic calendar. The model for such a system envisioned a set of cooperating agents, distributed on a user's desktop and mobile device, which would be responsible for making decisions on the context and preferences of the user, and downloading the relevant internet content through a land-based broadband connection and storing it on the mobile device. This paper presents and discusses established pre-caching techniques and their suitability for use on mobile information access scenarios. It proceeds in describing the implementation details of an alternative approach, a calendar-based pre-caching system and presents the findings of tests that were made with human subjects on such a system.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 3165
    Keywords: mobile information access, electronic calendars, internet content pre-caching, human computer interaction, mobile devices, Electronic information resources, Electronic computers. Computer science, Hardware and Architecture, Management Science and Operations Research, Computer Science Applications
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
    Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:35
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3165

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