Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
You are here: Home Projects UMIC: Ultra High-Speed Mobile Information and Communication Future Mobile Web Services and Applications

Future Mobile Web Services and Applications


Mobile communication technologies have penetrated to everyday life invisibly in the developed world. However, mobile communication, mobile internet applications and services could have much stronger impact on future of developing countries in the world, where traditional network infrastructure is not well or even not established.

As a sub project of the research cluster UMIC within the German Excellence Initiative, it aims at exploring future application scenarios of mobile services to support wide user communities to perform social, scientific, educational, economic, environmental activities in developing countries. To that end, requirements in the aspects of performance, reliability, security, energy efficiency, software architecture etc. need to be analysed systematically. Through the state-of-the-art information technologies such as advanced database technologies for spatial objects and multimedia, service-oriented architecture, and new concepts of Social Software and Web 2.0, context-aware community information services are in expectation.

Within this UMIC area, several sub projects are in progress. (1) The case study of ACIS to support cultural scientists communities in the relief work in Afghanistan within the UNESCO-project is the first step to the goal. (2) The Community of Bamiyan Development provides professionals a platform to share knowledge, to promote international, intergenerational, interdisciplinary and intercultural cooperation, and to take up the challenges in Bamiyan preservation together. (3) Virtual Campfire is a framework of mobile social software to bridge wide communities and diverse multimedia.

Research Topics

  • Mobile context-aware community information systems for cultural heritage management
  • Metadata standards based multimedia adaptation and retrieval for mobile devices
  • Mobile data management 
  • Mobile social software and mobile communities

Related Events


Research staff



Document Actions
Project Publications

Birgit Schmitz, Roland Klemke, Marcus Specht, Marvin Hoffmann, Ralf Klamma

Developing a Mobile Game Environment to Support Disadvantaged Learners

Carlo Giovannella, Demetrios G. Sampson, Ignacio Aedo (Eds.): 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012, Rome, Italy, July 4-6, 2012. IEEE 2012 ISBN 978-1-4673-1642-2, 223-227

Yiwei Cao, Ralf Klamma, Matthias Jarke

The Hero's Journey - Template-Based Storytelling for Ubiquitous Multimedia Management

Special Issue on Journal of Multimedia (JMM): Advances in Interactive Media Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011, pp. 156-169, Academy Publisher.

Khaled Rashed, Dominik Renzel, Ralf Klamma

Trust-aware Media Quality Profiles in Fake Multimedia Detection

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Multimedia on the Web, in conjunction with i-Know and i-Semantics 2011, 7–9 September, Messe Congress Graz, Austria, PP. 27-32, IEEE Computer Society, 2011.

More publications…