ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 8    Date : November 2008

Interactive Traveling Assistant based on Agent Technologies and Mobile Computing
Han-Bin Chang, Hsuan-Pu Chang, and Jason C. Huang
Page(s): 42-48
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Many people love traveling for entertainment nowadays. In a journey, visitors often produce digital
multimedia resources by capturing images, audios and videos. With digital devices like cameras,
travel notes are not limited to texts, multimedia resources are also used for decorating records in a
journey. In this paper, an interactive traveling assistant application is proposed to save time for
creating travel notes. Visitors can use handheld mobile devices like PDA to capture photos or
videos and collect related resources from internet by agents. With the GPS functionalities provide by
mobile devices, precise location coordinates can be obtained for further analysis and retrieval.
Visitors can focus on activities and sightseeing in a journey without dealing with complicated
operations of creating travel notes. The interactive traveling assistant application is designed for
helping visitors to easily record and share wonderful experience in a journey via internet.

Index Terms
travel notes, mobile devices, agent, multimedia resources