Multi-Dimensional Context-Aware Adaptation for Web Applications, in “Current Trends in Web Engineering

Most interactive applications often assume a pre-defined context of use of an able-bodied user, a desktop platform, in a stable environment. In contrast, users compose a heterogeneous group, interacting via different means and devices in varied environments; which requires, thus, contextaware adaptation. Adaptation has been largely investigated, but the studies are often constrained to one context dimension at a time: user or platform or environment. To address this issue and to bridge the gap between high-level adaptation
goals and implementation of adaptation, this research aims at developing a computational framework for user interface adaptation based on distinct dimensions and contexts
of use. This framework consists of four main contributions:
a design space to characterize context-aware adaptation
of user interface, a reference framework to classify
adaptation techniques for distinct scenarios, an ontology of
adaptation techniques based on a 3-level Adaptation Rules,
and an interpreter of adaptation rules to address techniques
defined in the design space and reference framework.
A. Harth, N. Koch (Eds.)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, Berlin