- April 2, 2013
-- Walldorf, Germany – fluid Operations, leading provider of cloud and data management solutions based on semantic technologies, develops a prototype for a context-sensitive, mobile conference assistance system that will run on mobile augmented reality devices such as Google Glass. Google Glass is a sensor-equipped Head-Mounted-
Display (HMD), a mobile end device integrated into glasses. A small screen integrated into the HMD provides the user with relevant information depending on his actual situation. The mobile conference assistance system built by fluidOps will provide conference visitors with context-dependent information and concrete recommendations via Google Glass. The system thus offers users assistance in establishing contacts with other visitors, developing and expanding their networks, and extensively planning their personal conference participation. fluidOps Delivers Augmented Reality for Conference Visits
The mobile conference assistance system will be based on the Information Workbench™ (http://www.fluidops.com/information-workbench/
), a highly customizable platform for Linked Data and Big Data management and solution development. The semantic technology-based solutions from fluidOps enable the easy integration and correlation of data from various data sources, such as personal data about the conference visitor (e.g. contacts, data from social networks, etc.) or information from public data sources (e.g. metadata about the conference such as presentations, events and locations, publications and company registers, etc.). The big challenge is to deliver context data, event processing and context-based recommendation services while at the same time ensuring high data quality, low latency and low consumption of resources.
With the Conference Explorer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOmWNeQKzfA&list=UUoWJ...
) fluidOps already offers a proven tool for semantic data integration in the conference domain. The Conference Explorer integrates and correlates published event metadata with information gathered from social networks, such as Twitter or Facebook, and other public data sources. It allows for advanced search and offers an integrated view on the conference. The mobile conference assistance system builds on the already existing database and the semantic data processing functionalities of the Conference Explorer.
For the development of the mobile conference assistance system fluid Operations cooperates with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Freiburg in a project entitled “Durchblick”
. The project starts in April 2013 and will run for two years. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) following a decision of the German Bundestag.About fluid Operations
fluid Operations® (fluidOps) is an innovative software company headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. Its focus lies on the research and development of novel technologies for intelligent cloud and data management in the enterprise. With the Information Workbench®, fluidOps delivers a highly customizable platform for Linked Data and Big Data management and solution development. This includes support for the semantic integration of heterogeneous data sources across the borders of individual domains, collaborative knowledge acquisition and augmentation, semantic search, business intelligence and analytics, as well as data visualization and exploration. fluidOps’ Conference Explorer app won the Linked Data-a-Thon at the 2011 International Semantic Web Conference and was placed in the WWW 2012 Metadata Challenge. Gartner Analysts named fluidOps, “Cool Vendor in the SAP Ecosystem” in 2010. In 2012, fluid Operations won the “Best in Cloud” Award in the category “Infrastructure as a Service – Private Cloud”. For more information about fluidOps and its products and solutions please visit www.fluidOps.com
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