Customisation for ubiquitous web applications - A comparison of approaches

Autoren Gerti Kappel
Birgit Pröll
Werner Retschitzegger
Wieland Schwinger
TitelCustomisation for ubiquitous web applications - A comparison of approaches
TypArtikel
JournalInt. Journal of Web Engineering and Technology
Nummer1
Band1
ISSN1476-1289
Jahr2003
Seiten79-112
SCCH ID#270
Abstract

Ubiquitous web applications adhering to the anytime/anywhere/ anymedia paradigm are required to be customisable meaning the adaptation of their services towards a certain context. Several approaches for customising ubiquitous web applications have been already proposed, each of them having different origins and pursuing different goals for dealing with the unique characteristics of ubiquity. This paper compares some of these proposals, trying to identify their strengths and shortcomings. As a prerequisite, an evaluation framework is suggested which categorises the major characteristics of customisation into different dimensions. On the basis of this framework, customisation approaches are surveyed and compared to each other, pointing the way to next-generation customisation approaches.