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Towards a Mobile Workbench for Researchers

  • Mobile devices as the iPhone and Android-based smartphones can be turned into useful tools for researchers in the field. The concept of a scholarly or scientific workbench can be extended by a mobile usage scenario, where the researcher takes photographs, records sounds, and performs basic metadata editing. We present the prototype and the architecture of a mobile workbench that uploads geo-tagged photographs taken by the camera of the smartphone into a digital repository. We discuss the idea of a research workbench as an integrated but loosely-coupled set of services; we show where in our solution the functionalities of a research workbench are contained or where other services can be added. Finally, we focus on the software running on the mobile phone, which is in itself a set of loosely-coupled applications.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Andreas Hense, Florian Quadt, Matthias Römer
Parent Title (English):Fifth IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK, 9-11 Dec 2009
First Page:126
Last Page:131
Publication year:2009
Tag:Geo-tagging; Mobile devices; Repositories; Scholarly workbench; Scientific workbench; Smartphones
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 005 Computerprogrammierung, Programme, Daten
Entry in this database:2015/04/02