Issue No. 03 - July-September (2004 vol. 3)
Wegdan Abdelsalam , University of Waterloo
Yasser Ebrahim , Wilfrid Laurier University
Applications based on location tracking have been growing in number and sophistication over the past few years. These applications include those that can track elderly people, provide targeted advertising to mobile users, and track moving objects. Here, the authors discuss human-controlled moving objects under the general category of "roving users." A typical use of a roving use--RU for short--location tracking system is to track the location of each RU to answer queries about the person's whereabouts at any particular time. Regardless of the time frame, any research project seeking to address the RU issue must deal with the uncertainty that can be caused by the fact that it's difficult to predict each RU?s location at any given time.
User Modeling, Bayesian networks, Managing Uncertainty, Location-Tracking Applications
W. Abdelsalam and Y. Ebrahim, "Managing Uncertainty: Modeling Users in Location-Tracking Applications," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. , pp. 60-65, 2004.