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Location-Based Services: Back to the Future
April-June 2008 (vol. 7 no. 2)
pp. 85-89
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna
Axel Küpper, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Sumi Helal, University of Florida
What was wrong with first-generation location-based services? A brief historical overview identifies five factors that collectively laid the foundation for a new generation of LBSs.

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Index Terms:
location-based services, positioning systems
Citation:
Paolo Bellavista, Axel Küpper, Sumi Helal, "Location-Based Services: Back to the Future," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 85-89, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2008.34
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