A Workflow-based mobile guidance framework for managing personal activities

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2013
Tüysüz, Gökhan
In daily life, people have to perform a large number of activities typically in a limited amount of time. Thus, they may need help and guidance provided by support systems in order to accomplish these activities accurately and in the correct order. Accordingly, in this study, we propose a software framework based on workflows and supported by a mobile application to assist users in pervasive environments for managing their personal activities. Pervasive computing enables to ease and automate the execution of the activities by integrating user's context into management of activities. Therefore, the framework augments user activities with context information, and gives a broader and a customized meaning to them, so provides advanced assistance by using sensors and devices in the environment, making web service calls, and utilizing mobile phone features. Moreover, the relationship between activities and context resources enable to automate user's tasks by defining rules within the framework. In parallel with this information, a prototype implementation is developed, and tested with scenarios from various domains. Consequently, applicability of these scenarios indicates workableness and feasibility of this framework in pervasive environments.

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G. Tüysüz, “A Workflow-based mobile guidance framework for managing personal activities,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.