MIMEFrame - A framework for statically and dynamically composed adaptable mobile browsers

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    The mobile environment sets new requirements for contents, browsers, and visualization. The capabilities and properties of mobile devices as well as networks vary a lot. As well as the browsing content, also, mobile browsers should be adaptable for specific users, use-contexts, and services to provide reasonable user experience. Because mobile usage is more spontaneous browsers need to be fast to download, install, and start. We describe a MIMEFrame framework that defines core parts for mobile user agents and browsers and presents how adaptation tasks can dynamically compose browsers of the MIMEFrame components. In addition, we introduce a SKINS model that offers fine-grained methods for composing context- and content-driven presentations for (e.g. XML) contents and user interfaces described with element trees. We made Java implementations for these techniques that offer both core interfaces and a platform for adaptable mobile user agent and browser implementations that can illustrate various types of content and offer multimodal controls for browsing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd International IEEE/Create-Net Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TRIDENTCOM 2006)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0106-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


    • mobile browser
    • mobile user agent
    • user interfaces
    • MIMEFrame
    • SKINS model
    • content-driven presentation
    • context-driven presentation


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