People are used to being able to contact anyone, anywhere, at anytime. However, the challenge of enabling mass-market-scale ubiquitous services and applications remains.
To further address this challenge, the Integrated Project MobiLife, selected under Call 2 of the EU FP6 Information Society Technologies R&D Programme, will be launched in Helsinki/Finland. Its key objective is to bring advances in mobile applications and services based on the evolving capabilities of 3G systems and beyond. The user-centric R&D approach in MobiLife will combine applications and services frameworks with innovative applications and services, enabling technologies and service components, user and industry evaluation, and exploring and removing hurdles between service development and deployment.