mobiSurround: an auditory user interface for geo-service delivery

Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, James D. Carswell

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This paper describes original research carried out in the area of
Location-Based Services (LBS) with an emphasis on Auditory User Interfaces
(AUI) for content delivery. Previous work in this area has focused on accurately
determining spatial interactions and informing the user mainly by means of the
visual modality. mobiSurround is new research that builds upon these principles with a focus on multimodal content delivery and navigation and in particular the development of an AUI. This AUI enables the delivery of rich media content and natural directions using audio. This novel approach provides a hands free method for navigating a space while experiencing rich media content dynamically constructed using techniques such as phrase synthesis, algorithmic music and 3D soundscaping. This paper outlines the innovative ideas employed in the design and development of the AUI that provides an overall immersive user experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications 26th International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings Part 2
EditorsQiming Chen, Abdelkader Hameurlain, Farouk Toumani, Roland Wagner, Hendrik Decker
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319228525
ISBN (Print)9783319228518
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventDatabase and Expert Systems Applications International Conference - Valencia, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 26

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceDatabase and Expert Systems Applications International Conference
Abbreviated titleDEXA 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Auditory user interface
  • Phrase synthesis
  • Content delivery
  • Geo-services
  • Navigation


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