A Scheme for the Introduction of 3rd Party, Application-Specific Adaptation Features in Mobile Service Provision

  • Nikos Houssos
  • Nancy Alonistioti
  • Lazaros Merakos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2893)


The long term vision of beyond 3G wireless communications describes an evolution towards beyond 3G systems. The ultimate goal of this evolution is a dynamic environment that enables the delivery of situation-aware, personalised multimedia services over heterogeneous, ubiquitous infrastructures. Under this perspective, the need is emerging for applying, in a systematic way, adaptability and reconfigurability concepts for service delivery in largely diverse contexts. Moreover, it is widely recognised that services will be increasingly developed by independent third parties. The present contribution complements previous work by the authors, related to mediating service provision platforms and advanced adaptability and profile management frameworks, by introducing mechanisms that allow third parties to dynamically enhance the service delivery and adaptation middleware in order to achieve application-specific customisations in various aspects of the mobile service provision process.


Service Provision Platform Operator Context Parameter Document Type Definition Service Metadata 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikos Houssos
    • 1
  • Nancy Alonistioti
    • 1
  • Lazaros Merakos
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication Networks Laboratory, Department of Informatics & TelecommunicationsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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