Reusable framework for location-aware mobile applications

Salah Eldwaib, Rob Pooley

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A fundamental dilemma in location-aware mobile applications is how to determine their physical location. Because pervasive computing is still immature, and its ubiquitous infrastructure is not set to serve location-aware applications, much research has been conducted in the last few years to use available technologies to determine physical location. This paper describes the definition and implementation of a generic location identification framework which is reusable by most location-aware mobile applications. A review of technologies for location determination leads to the design of a Location Abstract Framework (LAF) to implement different location sensing techniques under a common Application Programming Interface (API). A Java Micro-Edition (J2ME) implementation of LAF using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based location sensing methods is described. Copyright © 2009 ACM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Technology, Application and Systems, Mobility '09
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event6th International Conference on Mobile Technology, Application and Systems - Nice, France
Duration: 2 Sept 20094 Sept 2009


Conference6th International Conference on Mobile Technology, Application and Systems
Abbreviated titleMobility '09


  • GPS
  • J2ME
  • Location aware
  • Object oriented framework
  • RFID


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