Why Semantics can play an important role?

  • To solve interoperability issues among different platforms
  • To support more accurate and Web-scale service/application discovery
  • To support transparent integration of different services
  • To provide dynamic binding to services according to user profiling (e.g. Location)

m:Ciudad – Vision: An example of an approach for user-generated mobile services

  • m:Ciudad, a step forward in Mobile User-generated Content and Services. A service infrastructure for the mobile platform for:
    • Instantaneous, on-the-go service creation and provision.
      The mobile user as a prosumer: producer,
      provider and consumer of services
      and their associated contents.
    • Fixed versus mobile service convergence
      in a wide sense: one worldwide
      user-powered content network.
    • Efficient context utilization. Automatic/manual
      context-aware content generation
      and publication.
    • Discovery, access and mobile-to-mobile
      communication in a very distributed, volatile
      platform (such as the mobile one, with the
      service “not-always-on” paradigm).

m:Ciudad – Research Challenges