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Paper Title:
R-U-In? : Doing What You Like, With People Whom You Like

Authors:

  • Nilanjan Banerjee(IBMIndia Research Laboratory)
  • Dipanjan Chakraborty(IBM India Research Laboratory)
  • Koustuv Dasgupta(IBM India Research Laboratory)
  • Sumit Mittal(IBM India Research Laboratory)
  • Seema Nagar(IBM India Research Laboratory)

Abstract:
This paper presents R-U-In? - a social networking application that leverages Web 2.0 and IMS-based Converged Networks technologies to create a rich next-generation service. R-U-In? allows a user to search (in real-time) and solicit participation of like-minded partners for an activity of mutual interest (e.g. a rock concert, a soccer game, or a movie). It is an example of a situational mashup application that exploits content and capabilities of a Telecom operator, blended with Web 2.0 technologies, to provide an enhanced, value-added service experience.

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