Architecture for social life network to empower people at the middle of the pyramid

Athula Ginige*, Tamara Ginige, Deborah Richards

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We have designed an architecture for a mobile based information system to empower people in the middle of the pyramid (MOP). MOPs is now half of the world's population has only a mobile phone to get connected to the Internet. They need applications to enhance their livelihood activities. These applications need to provide information on rapidly changing dynamic situations such as fluctuations in market prices, prevailing supply and demand situation for their produce as well as more stable information such as information on seeds, pests, weather patterns, soil types etc. Our architecture is designed to provide dynamic information by aggregating micro-blogs, status updates and data from sensors. It also has connections to established data sources and websites to provide more stable information and tools for empowerment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation systems
Subtitle of host publicationmethods, models, and applications, UNISCON 2012
EditorsHeinrich C. Mayr, Christian Kop, Stephen Liddle, Athula Ginige
Place of PublicationBerlin; Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642383694
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International United Information Systems Conference (UNISCON) - Yalta, Ukraine
Duration: 1 Jun 20123 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


Conference4th International United Information Systems Conference (UNISCON)


  • Social Life Networks
  • Mobile based Information Systems
  • micro-information aggregation
  • User empowerment

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