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m-football Promoted to Conference

A novel mobile application developed by members of Communications Systems was demonstrated at E3 in Los Angeles by Orange as part of their promotion of novel 3G applications. m-football is a new sports information service that provides live updates from all premiership games on any given match day, together with a live fantasy football game that allows users to see the changing status of their fantasy team as real events unfold.

m-ventions' Paul Coulton and Reuben Edwards were also invited to present their work at GDC Mobile held in March 2005 in San Francisco. The Game Developers Conference is the premier event for the games industry, attracting attendees from all over the world, and this was the first time academics have been invited to speak to such a gathering.

This highlights the growing international recognition of the group's expertise in developing novel systems that exploit the benefits of mobile phones on the major mobile phone development platforms. They presented, to an audience in excess of 500 people, examples of their research and how industry could engage with academics using examples of projects have been taken through to commercial exploitation with industrial collaboration.

Meanwhile, as part of the support Nokia provides to Communication Systems (including full Symbian developer training for the staff teaching Symbian), the department has received the latest batch of both newly released and pre-release phones. The pre-release phones include one model with an in-built RFID reader which they are using to create a very novel location based service.

Wed 22 June 2005