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A Maemo-based Personal Organizer in the Internet Event Space

Aleksandr S. Kolosov, Aleksandra I. Reiss

This project aims at development of an application for planning and managing personal events based on different Internet services (organizer). Such events are created by a user on her own or taken from Internet (e.g., services Google and VKontakte.ru). Therefore, the organizer, in contrast to other organizers, additionally allows surfing the Internet event space with collecting interesting events for personal use.

Events are closely related to concrete persons, and the organizer maintains a contact list. Its content is typically available from the system address book, but the organizer also can exploit user profiles from social networks (e.g., VKontakte.ru). Based on the contacts a user can invite and notify other persons to participate in appropriate events. The FOAF (an acronym of Friend of a Friend) ontology is used as a storage format for contact data.

The organizer keeps all events locally. If necessary, user can synchronize the organizer with such services like Google Calendar. The organizer is for the Maemo platform (e.g., Nokia Internet Tablets N8x0).

The basic functionality of organizer is the following: