Mobile Content Adaptation as an Optimisation Problem

  • Alexei Tretiakov
  • Sven Hartmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3307)


We formulate an approach to adaptively structuring content for access via mobile devices, based on finding a global minimum of a cost function. The approach accounts for variations in communication channels, end-user device capabilities and user profiles, and can be easily extended to meet additional requirements by adding new terms to the cost function. In addition, we outline a simulated annealing algorithm for maintaining personalised views of a web site with continuously updated content.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei Tretiakov
    • 1
  • Sven Hartmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsCollege of Business Massey UniversityNew Zealand

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