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CIPS NL Luncheon: "Location-Based Mobile Apps"
Thu, 06/07/2012
Event Location: 
(St John's, NL)


Location-Based Mobile Applications

IT Professionals, Students and Mobile Application Developers will benefit from this insighful Presentation.

 Guest speaker: Jim Wyse

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Holiday Inn

180 Portugal Cove Road

noon – 1:30pm

$25 Members* $30 Non-Members




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Meanwhile, Back at the Server: Proximity Generation for Location-Based Mobile Applications


Amidst the tsunami of mobile apps there’s a smaller but growing wave of location-based mobile apps (LBMAs) emerging in increasingly diverse settings: friend-finding applications in social networking, proximal advertising, emergency services, spatial directories, among many others. Mobile apps distinguish themselves as transaction-supporting interactions supported by communication channels that permit a high degree of mobility by at least one of the transactional parties. LBMAs go a step further: they incorporate location-aware technologies to capture a location-variant (mobile) transactional party’s geo-position and use it in one or more of the fundamental CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete) functions of data management. One R-function is a common requirement for all LBMAs: timely proximity generation, the rapid materialization of information-linked locations in the proximity (either present or projected) of a mobile user. It turns out that proximity generation is burdensome to conventionally managed location servers. The talk will address how proximity generation can be problematic for LBMA-supporting servers utilizing conventional data management methods and present an alternative location-aware information management solution. The concept of proximity generation will be illustrated and discussed in the context of networked spatial directories, an LBMA in which server-based location-indexed information is managed and shared. 


The Speaker


Jim Wyse (ISP, ITCP) will soon begin the fifth decade of his career in information systems, a career that includes both professional and academic experience in a variety of areas: software development, systems analysis and design, data centre management, project management, information systems consulting, and university teaching and research. He has undertaken technology transfer projects in various regions of the developing world: China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. His academic experience includes teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in information technology management, systems analysis and design, electronic commerce, relational database management, and web-based applications development. His research primarily concerns location-based mobile commerce and has been disseminated in conference proceedings, scholarly books, patents (U.S. and Canada), registered software copyrights, and various academic journals. Jim’s Ph.D. in Business Administration (Information Systems) was completed at the Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. He has been a CIPS member since the 1970s and has served on its Information Systems and Technology Accreditation Council and its Professional Standards Advisory Council. Although recently retired from Memorial University as Professor of Information Systems, he continues to serve on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Electronic Commerce and theInternational Journal of Web Engineering and Technology. Jim continues his research, software development, and consulting activities as Chief Technology/Scientific Officer with Maridia Research Associates.

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