Project Context Casting (C-CAST) main objective is to evolve mobile multimedia multicasting to exploit the increasing integration of mobile devices with our everyday physical world and environment.
C-CAST is based on two main competence areas: creation of context awareness and multicasting technologies. Context information defines groups that demand the same information or service. These services are delivered efficiently by multicasting bearers. The project will research, investigate and define ways to use the situation/environment of a user (a mobile device) to initiate group communication. This environment mediated multicast may be triggered by an event or something in the physical environment offering a situation or context orientated service.
C-CAST will provide an end-to-end context-aware communication framework specifically for intelligent multicast-broadcast services.