Adaptive pervasive advertisement: scenarios and strategies

Alberto Rosi (Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi per l'ingegneria, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Alessandro Codeluppi (Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi per l'ingegneria, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Franco Zambonelli (Dipartimento di Scienze e Metodi per l'ingegneria, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Publication date: 7 September 2010

Abstract

Purpose

Starting from the premise that digital screens are pervading our everyday urban and social environments to serve a variety of purposes, the purpose of this paper is to show how screens can be made aware of what is happening around them and – based on specific strategies – adapt accordingly the advertisement flow to supply to users more engaging contents.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents an overview of future pervasive advertisement scenarios, and sketches the architecture and implementation of a system for adaptive context‐aware pervasive advertisement. Subsequently, with the help of a simulation environment, the paper evaluates the performances of several adaptive context‐aware advertisement strategies, and compares them against non‐adaptive ones.

Findings

The paper demonstrates that, in a wide range of conditions, an advertisement system based on adaptive context‐aware strategies leads to a gain in terms of commercial value with respect to traditional non‐adaptive strategies for advertisement broadcasting.

Practical implications

A system for pervasive advertisement could be easily brought to life, leading advertisement companies to a much more targeted exploitation of the screen resource and, eventually, to higher revenues.

Originality/value

Adaptive advertisement systems can offer notable commercial advantages over traditional advertisement systems even when visitors demonstrate poor collaboration towards the system.

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Citation

Rosi, A., Codeluppi, A. and Zambonelli, F. (2010), "Adaptive pervasive advertisement: scenarios and strategies", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 333-351. https://doi.org/10.1108/17427371011084275

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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