Supporting Users Tasks with Personal Information Management and Web Forms Augmentation

  • Sergio Firmenich
  • Vincent Gaits
  • Silvia Gordillo
  • Gustavo Rossi
  • Marco Winckler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7387)


Currently, many tasks performed on the Web prompt users to provide personal information through forms. Despite the fact that most users are familiarized with this kind of interaction technique, the use of Web forms is not always straightforward. Indeed, some users might need assistance to understand labels and complex data format required to fill in form fields that, quite often, vary from a Web site to another even when requesting similar data. Filling in forms can be tedious and repetitive as many Web sites request similar information. In this work we analyze user’s interactions with Web forms and propose an approach for enhancing Web forms using client-side adaptation techniques in order to assist users to fill in Web forms. As the use of Web forms is closely related to the management of personal information our approach includes the support for data exchange between user’s personal information management systems (PIMs) and third-party Web forms. The approach is illustrated by a set of client-side adaptation tools and a pervasive Personal Information Management Systems called PIMI.


Personal Information Credit Card Interaction Technique Form Field Personal Assistant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Firmenich
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vincent Gaits
    • 2
  • Silvia Gordillo
    • 1
    • 3
  • Gustavo Rossi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marco Winckler
    • 4
  1. 1.LIFIA, Facultad de InformáticaArgentina
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de La Plata and ConicetArgentina
  3. 3.CiCPBAArgentina
  4. 4.IRITUniversité Paul SabatierFrance

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