The MyGroup system aims at supporting members of working groups throughout their daily work. MyGroup employs the RFID tags for localization of the participants and for managing their social contacts. Additionally it provides profile information including links to (external) social software, BibSonomy, Twitter, Facebook, or Xing.
The goal of the application is to integrate data from the social media including sensor networks for managing social interactions and behavioral patterns of the user. Then, context-dependent actions can be applied for a user, i.e., providing helpful information about currently present other users, recommendations for actions, and additional information.
MyGroup is developed within the VENUS project at the University of Kassel, which emphasizes also legal requirements, trust, and ergonomics, in addition to the technical implementation. Therefore, we tried to design the system such that you can choose your own balance of making things public and keeping them private. You can achieve this by announcing just those of your social network accounts that you want to make public.
MyGroup utilizes active RFID technology which was developed within the SocioPatterns project, whose generous support we kindly acknowledge.