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Location Based Presence Management Service (LBPMS)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131911D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 9K

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Abstract

Mobile device users are always present with a status of available. Clearly no person will always be available to a business or any other organization. If the presence indicator is to be of any use, we need to have algorithms that automatically and accurately manage the individual's presence based on rules defined by the user.

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Location-Based Presence Management Service (Lbpms)

Location Based Presence Management Service (LBPMS)

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Mobile device users are always present with a status of available. Clearly no person will always be available to a business or any other organization. If the presence indicator is to be of any use, we need to have algorithms that automatically and accurately manage the individual's presence based on rules defined by the user.

If these rules are not available for the mobile user define and update quickly, then presence will become a useless indicator.

The Location Based Presence Management Service (LBPMS) allows a user to build rules that manage presence based on location coordinates. The presence status can be regularly communicated to other presence management servers (e.g. Instant Messaging servers such as LCS or Sametime)

The Location based presence management service has several inputs and outputs: 

Inputs:

- Location coordinates (e.g. longitude & latitude)

- Presence management rules

- Presence status options

Output:

- Presence status at specified intervals

The engine would have several components:

- Rule creation and management interface

- Rule testing engine

- Status API to external applications

Detailed Description:

A mobile user defines a one or more rule that will control presence based on location. Examples include:

1)  Presence is AWAY unless current location is more than 2 meters from the last location. If location has changed by more tha...