Towards intelligent migration of user interfaces

Giuseppe Ghiani, Jussi Polet, Ville Antila

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The multitude of interactive devices we use daily has steadily increased since the advent of personal computers. Also, the spreading ubiquitous computing leaves the users with increasing number of device ensembles. There is often a need to change the device in use, which requires moving applications, data, user interfaces or parts of them to other device(s) and back. This is the case, when something is manipulated on one device and a need to migrate it towards another device exists as well. In order to study the problems of such migration functionality, we defined, designed and implemented a proof-of-concept prototype for automatic context-aware migration of Web applications between devices. The prototype was evaluated in three distinct modes (manual, assisted and automatic) with a user study to collect technical data and user feedback. The results highlighted interesting correlations between the system behaviour and user ratings, and statistically relevant differences on how users perceived the proposed modes of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Web Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationMobiWIS 2013
EditorsF. Daniel, G.A. Papadopoulos, P. Thiran
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40276-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40275-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems, MobiWIS 2013 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems, MobiWIS 2013
Abbreviated titleMobiWIS 2013


  • context-Awareness
  • device ensembles
  • migration
  • migratory user interfaces
  • multi-device environments


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