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User Interface Adaptation Using Web Augmentation Techniques: Towards a Negotiated Approach

  • Diego FirmenichEmail author
  • Sergio Firmenich
  • Gustavo Rossi
  • Marco Winckler
  • Damiano Distante
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9114)

Abstract

The use of Web augmentation techniques has an impact on tasks of owners of Web sites, developers of scripts and end-users. Because the Web sites can be modified by external scripts, their owners might lose control about how Web site contents are delivered. To prevent this, they might be tempted to modify the structure of Web pages thus making harder to execute external scripts. However, communities of Web augmentation scripters are increasing since end-users still have needs not yet covered by Web sites. In this paper we analyze the trade-offs of the introduction of Web augmentation scripts. In order to mitigate some negative effects, such as the loss of control, we propose an approach based on negotiation and coordination between actors involved in the process. We present a set of tools to facilitate the integration of scripts and to foster their dissemination for the benefit of all actors involved.

Keywords

Web augmentation Client-side adaptation Script developers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Firmenich
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Sergio Firmenich
    • 1
  • Gustavo Rossi
    • 1
  • Marco Winckler
    • 3
  • Damiano Distante
    • 4
  1. 1.LIFIA, Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Nacional de La Plata and CONICETLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.DIT, Fac. de IngenieríaUniversidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan BoscoComodoro RivadaviaArgentina
  3. 3.ICS-IRITUniversity of Toulouse 3ToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Unitelma Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly

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