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Fostering off-line interactions through local ubicomp systems: The case of urban development

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Publication date2012
Host publicationUbiComp '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Place of publicationNew York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450312240
Original languageEnglish


While many global internet services today could be perceived as being largely managed top-down without much appreciation of local control, recent examples such as location-based data stores implemented in cities around the world suggest opportunities for novel forms of management of data with relevance to a local context. We argue that such localization of ubiquitous system management provides an opportunity in supporting local off-line interaction and ‘community building’ and that urban development, which requires interaction between members of different communities, presents an interesting case to support this claim.