A Context-aware reminder system based on publish and subscribe model

Çağlar, Önder
The usage of computing technologies to build smart and interactive human-centric systems that support our daily life activities is gaining popularity day by day. Pervasive computing seems to be a new computing revolution era in the near future. In this sense, context-aware reminder systems stand out as interesting and stimulating research topic. Such systems are used to remind important events and activities properly at the right time and at the right place. In this context, the system detects the user’s environment and makes the recall in the most appropriate way. Reminding the message in the most appropriate way without disturbing the user provides user satisfaction naturally. The major purpose of this study is to develop a context aware reminder system to improve the quality of life for students in any university campus. The system developed in this study is based on publish-subscribe model. In this model, reminder notifiers are called publisher and reminder receivers are called subscriber. A prototype has been developed to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed context-aware reminder system. This prototype system consists of server-side application which is used to create and send a reminder message and an android application which is used to retrieve and display the reminder message.