Challenge: ubiquitous location-aware computing and the "place lab" initiative

  title={Challenge: ubiquitous location-aware computing and the "place lab" initiative},
  author={Bill N. Schilit and Anthony LaMarca and Gaetano Borriello and William G. Griswold and David W. McDonald and Edward D. Lazowska and Anand Balachandran and Jason I. Hong and Vaughn Iverson},
To be widely adopted, location-aware computing must be as effortless, familiar and rewarding as web search tools like Google. We envisage the global scale Place Lab, consisting of an open software base and a community building activity as a way to bootstrap the broad adoption of location-aware computing. The initiative is a laboratory because it will also be a vehicle for research and instruction, especially in the formative stages. The authors draw on their experiences with campus and building… CONTINUE READING
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