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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
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.