MOSAIC-2B: Mobile Empowerment for the Socio-Economic Development in South Africa

Project Members

Adriano Galati (Disney Research Zurich)
Vladimir Vukadinovic (Disney Research Zurich)
Maria Olivares (Disney Research Zurich)
Stefan Mangold (Disney Research Zurich)

scenario

MOSAIC2B is a European research project aiming to develop and test a new framework that uses cloud-based applications, innovative low-cost internet delivery mechanisms (delay tolerant networks and opportunistic communications) and affordable mobile technologies to support local entrepreneurs, especially in rural villages. Disney Research Zurich, together with a consortium of European and South African partners builds upon the use case of mobile digital cinemas to run real life experiments demonstrating and evaluating the technological and economic viability of according innovations. In essence MOSAIC2B delivers a combination of mobile digital cinemas for edutainment (educational content and entertainment), mobile consumer services as well as visual analytics and interactive tools to obtain real-time knowledge of on-going processes and to support decision making. The case of South African micro entrepreneurs delivering edutainment to rural consumers serves as a showcase for broad based economic activities at the bottom of the economic pyramid in the developing world. Adapted innovative services at affordable cost offer sustainable access to new markets on a global scale to the benefit of the under-serviced population.





Publications

METhoD- a Framework for the Emulation of a Delay Tolerant Network Scenario for Media-Content Distribution in Under-Served Regions-Thumbnail

METhoD: a Framework for the Emulation of a Delay Tolerant Network Scenario for Media-Content Distribution in Under-Served Regions
August 3, 2015
International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2015
Paper File [pdf, 9.21 MB]

Pages from DTN-enabled Infostation and Cinema-in-a-Backpack-Thumbnail

DTN-enabled Infostation and Cinema-in-a-Backpack
May 21, 2015
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Do-It-Yourself Networking 2015
Paper File [pdf, 6.71 MB]

WiNTECH-teaser

System Architecture for Delay Tolerant Media Distribution for Rural South Africa
September 7, 2014
ACM WiNTECH Workshop 2014
Paper File [pdf, 9.33 MB]

TECH4DEV2014_DelayTolerantNetworks_Poster

Low-Cost Network Technologies for Socio-Economic Empowerment in Developing Areas
June 4, 2014
Tech4Dev International Conference (UNESCO) 2014
Paper File [pdf, 266.37 KB]

Analyzing Temporal Metrics of Public Transportation for Designing Scalable Delay-Tolerant Networks-Thumbnail

Analyzing Temporal Metrics of Public Transportation for Designing Scalable Delay-Tolerant Networks
November 8, 2013
ACM Workshop on Performance (ACM PM2HW2N) 2013
Paper File [pdf, 1.60 MB]

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