Human–Computer Interaction Series

Migratory Interactive Applications for Ubiquitous Environments

Editors: Paternò, Fabio (Ed.)

  • Addresses emerging issues in ubiquitous environments
  • Demonstrates how to design architectures able to support context-dependent systems
  • Highlights how interactive applications can benefit from multi-device environments
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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.

About the authors

Fabio Paternò received his Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa (Italy) and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of York (UK). Since 1986 he has been working at the C.N.R. in Pisa, currently at ISTI, where he is Research Director and Head of the Laboratory on Human Interfaces in Information Systems. In recent years, his research interests have broadened to include Ubiquitous Interfaces, Methods and Tools for Multimodal User Interface Design and Evaluation, Accessibility, User Interfaces for Mobile Devices, Model-Based Design of Interactive Systems, End-User Development, and Design of User Interfaces for Safety Critical Interactive Systems. He has published over one hundred and seventy papers in refereed international conferences or journals. He is the author of the book on Model-Based Design and Evaluation of Interactive Applications (widely cited in the scientific literature). He has been the scientific coordinator of five EU projects ( MEFISTO, GUITARE, EUD-Net, CAMELEON, OPEN) and one of the main investigators in several others (such as ADVISES, MAUSE, SIMILAR, SERVFACE, SERENOA). He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the SIMILAR EU Network of Excellence on Multimodal Interfaces.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Paternò, Fabio

    Pages 1-7

  • State State of the Art in Migration

    Paternò, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Migration Opportunities

    Grasselli, Agnese (et al.)

    Pages 25-30

  • The OPEN Migration Platform Architecture

    Martin, Miquel

    Pages 31-44

  • User Interface User Interface Migration Based on the Use of Logical Descriptions

    Ghiani, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migratory Interactive Applications for Ubiquitous Environments
Editors
  • Fabio Paternò
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-250-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-250-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-249-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2642-3
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 180
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