Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Adapting the Obtrusiveness of Service Interactions in Dynamically Discovered Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_21,
        author={William Woensel and Miriam Gil and Sven Casteleyn and Estefan\^{\i}a Serral and Vicente Pelechano},
        title={Adapting the Obtrusiveness of Service Interactions in Dynamically Discovered Environments},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2013},
        month={9},
        keywords={interaction adaptation obtrusiveness adaptation dynamic environment discovery},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_21}
    }
    
  • William Woensel
    Miriam Gil
    Sven Casteleyn
    Estefanía Serral
    Vicente Pelechano
    Year: 2013
    Adapting the Obtrusiveness of Service Interactions in Dynamically Discovered Environments
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_21
William Woensel1,*, Miriam Gil2,*, Sven Casteleyn,*, Estefanía Serral2,*, Vicente Pelechano2,*
  • 1: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 2: Universitat Politècnica de València
*Contact email: william.van.woensel@vub.ac.be, mgil@pros.upv.es, sven.casteleyn@upv.es, eserral@pros.upv.es, pele@pros.upv.es

Abstract

Due to the ubiquity of mobile devices, mobile service interactions (e.g., agenda notifications) may occur in any situation, leading to potential obtrusiveness (e.g., while in a meeting). In order to effectively adapt interaction obtrusiveness to suit the user’s situation, the user’s different situations should be defined in an unambiguous, generic and fine-grained way, while being valid across previously unknown, dynamically discovered environments. To realize this, we put the user in charge of defining his own situations, and exploit rich, descriptive environment information for defining and determining user situations. Our concrete approach aligns and extends two approaches, namely AdaptIO and SCOUT, to autonomously adapt mobile interactions in new, dynamically discovered environments. We supply a mobile user interface for defining situations, and validate it via an initial study with end-users.