Air-Writing: A Platform for Scalable, Privacy-Preserving, Spatial Group Messaging

TitleAir-Writing: A Platform for Scalable, Privacy-Preserving, Spatial Group Messaging
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMayrhofer, R., Sommer A., & Saral S.
JournalInternational Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications ({IJPCC})
Volume8
Pagination53–78
ISSN1742-7371
Abstract

Spatial messaging is a direct extension to text and other multi-media messaging services that have become highly popular with the current pervasiveness of mobile communication. It offers benefits especially to mobile computing, providing localized and therefore potentially more appropriate delivery of nearly arbitrary content. Location is one of the most interesting attributes that can be added to messages in current applications, including gaming, social networking, or advertising services. However, location is also highly critical in terms of privacy. If a spatial messaging platform could collect the location traces of all its users, detailed profiling would be possible - and, considering commercial value of such profiles, likely.

DOI10.1108/17427371211221081