US 7,127,455 B2 Oct. 24, 2006
(54) TAXONOMY FOR MOBILE E-SERVICES
(75) Inventors: Carollyn Carson, Bayonne, NJ (US);
Ian Rhodes, Espoo (FI); Roberto
Sanchez, Vallejo, CA (US); Gerald
Winsor, San Jose, CA (US);
Christopher Peltz, Windsor, CO (US)
(73) Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development
Company, L.P., Houston, TX (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 799 days.
A taxonomy is disclosed for describing mobile electronic services (MES) comprising a tree structure for organizing descriptive characteristics of the MES, wherein the tree structure includes: a root level for identifying an environment to which the MES is directed; a service model level for identifying a plurality of service categories; an entity level for identifying a plurality of accessing entity categories; a platform level for identifying a plurality of available component platforms; a class level for identifying a plurality of application characteristics; and an application level for identifying a plurality of specific MES applications; and metadata for identifying additional information relevant to selection of the MES.
19 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets