Migratory Interactive Applications for Ubiquitous Environments

  • Fabio Paternò

Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Fabio Paternò
    Pages 1-7
  3. Fabio Paternò, Carmen Santoro, Rasmus Olsen
    Pages 9-23
  4. Agnese Grasselli, Alessandro Vangelista, Stefano Bolli
    Pages 25-30
  5. Miquel Martin
    Pages 31-44
  6. Giuseppe Ghiani, Fabio Paternò, Carmen Santoro
    Pages 45-59
  7. Rasmus Olsen, Kim Højgaard-Hansen, Anders Nickelsen, Huan Cong Nguyen, Miquel Martin, Carmen Santoro et al.
    Pages 61-94
  8. Holger Klus, Björn Schindler, Andreas Rausch
    Pages 95-107
  9. Kay-Uwe Schmidt, Veselina Milanova, Jörg Dörflinger, Susan Marie Thomas
    Pages 137-148
  10. Giuseppe Ghiani, Holger Klus, Fabio Paternò, Carmen Santoro, Björn Schindler
    Pages 149-161
  11. Agnese Grasselli, Alessandro Vangelista, Stefano Bolli
    Pages 163-175
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 171-171

About this book


Ubiquitous environments should provide users with the ability to freely move about while interacting through a  variety of interactive devices (including cell phones, PDAs, desktop computers, digital television sets, and intelligent watches) without losing continuity. A big source of frustration for users is having  to start a session over again from the beginning at each interaction device change. Migratory interactive services can overcome this limitation and support continuous task performances with the ability to adapt to the changing context of use.

This comprehensive review with chapters written by authors working in various academic and industrial centres opens with an overview of what to migrate and what adaptation opportunities are available from a mobile operator perspective, before outlining the state-of-the-art from various perspectives. This sets the scene for more detailed coverage of the design of platforms and tools able to support migration, distinguishing between the support for user interfaces, networks and protocols, and application logic. Applications for migration, games and emergency scenarios are outlined, and the book concludes with an assessment of usability and programmability in migratory interactive applications.

Researchers in pervasive information systems and ubiquitous environments, HCI, user interfaces, software engineering, middleware, programming and operating systems, as well as interactive service developers and providers for ubiquitous environments will find much to interest and inspire them in this book.


Context-dependent systems Migratory Interactive Applications Multi-device Environments Ubiquitous environments

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabio Paternò
    • 1
  1. 1.HIIS LaboratoryCNR-ISTIPisaItaly

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