The SocialFusion Project in Context-Aware Mobile Cloud Computing

The SocialFusion Project fuses together location-aware mobile networks, sensor networks, and context-aware social networks to enable a new generation of exciting mobile cloud applications that are personalized to your location, activities, preferences, and friendship relationships.  We are building the SocialFusion infrastructure to support context-aware mobile cloud computing.  We also are building novel applications on top of SocialFusion to demonstrate the power of context-aware mobile cloud computing.

Some examples of context-aware applications we have built include:
  • SocialFlicks, which combines an iPhone user's personal location with the user's Facebook profile to play video on a nearby screen customized to the preferences of that user, and
  • a context-aware music jukebox, which plays songs you want to hear when you walk into a room.
  • SocialDining, which recommends restuarants to groups of mobile users/friends
  • RescueMe, which provides mobile augmented reality to guide users within buildings in emergency evacuation situations, such as fires
The SocialFusion project in mobile social networks at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Department of Computer Science seeks to conduct ground-breaking research in mobile systems, social networks, networking privacy/anonymity, data mining, mobility, user interfaces, mobile cloud infrastructure, and context-aware computing.

Here are slides from a talk Prof. Han gave "Towards Context-Aware Computing Via the Mobile Social Cloud" at the June 2010 Microsoft Research Networking Summit on Mobile Cloud Computing in Seattle, Washington.

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