mExpress — mobile in-EXhibition PRovision of Electronic Support Services

Project Code: IST-2001-33432 (International)
Funding programme: IST
Funding Agency: European Commission
Project type: RTD
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Starting date: 2002-03-05
Ending date: 2004-04-01
AUEB budget: 328,627 EUR
Total budget: 3,493,834 EUR

Scientific coordinator: Diomidis Spinellis
Contact: Diomidis Spinellis


mEXPRESS aims to exploit the technological opportunities arising from evolution in the areas of wireless networks and positioning mechanisms in order to support and facilitate the professional exhibition industry in a context-aware manner. It will contribute to the economic development of the Community by providing means for efficient operation and interaction in information-rich environments such as exhibitions, and significantly enhancing promotional activities and business communications. The mEXPRESS project will provide an integrated mediation platform (mEXPRESS Service Provider) oriented to exhibition shows and events that will satisfy three types of objectives:

  • Enhance and facilitate visitors experience in terms of interaction and functionality in an information-rich environment such as an exhibition show.
  • Improve business communications and promotions within the exhibition and extend promotional effectiveness during and after the exhibition
  • Assist and support exhibition management and operations by offering real-time location information of persons within the exhibition.


    • Intracom (GR)
    • Ericsson (DK)
    • ELISA (FIN)
    • SSF (FIN)
    • HUT (FIN)
    • FFC (FIN)
    • ROTA (GR)


Conference Publications

    • Adamantia G. Pateli, George M. Giaglis, and Diomidis D. Spinellis. Trial evaluation of wireless info-communication and indoor location-based services in exhibition shows. In Panagiotis Bozanis and Elias N. Houstis, editors, Advances in Informatics: 10th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2005, 199–210. Springer-Verlag, November 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3746.
    • Angeliki Tsilira, Adamantia Pateli, Erast Athanasiadis, and Diomidis Spinellis. Targeted messages in indoor mobile environment: a software-oriented approach. In M. H. Hamza, editor, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, 734–739. IASTED, ACTA Press, February 2004.
    • Ada Pateli, Diomidis Spinellis, and Giorgos Giaglis. Wireless info-communication and navigation services in exhibition shows. In Mel Horwitch, editor, Third International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB): mBusiness 2004. July 2004.
    • Ioannis Mathes, Adamantia Pateli, Argiris Tsamakos, and Diomidis Spinellis. Context aware services in an exhibition environment- the mEXPRESS approach. In B. Stanford-Smith et al., editor, Challenges and Achievements in E-business and E-work: Proceedings of the E-business and E-work Conference, 685–692. IOS Press, October 2002.