In a mobile setting, the user often browses the Web to consult information related to his current context and environment: e.g., reviews of nearby restaurants, or tourist information on visited monuments. On the other hand, the limitations of mobile devices (e.g., limited screen) and the peculiarities of mobile Web usage (e.g., walking around, driving a car) make it cumbersome to extensively browse a Web page for such useful information. In this paper, we present a client-side approach that aims to assist the mobile user in his browsing session, by correlating the Web page’s content with the mobile user’s context, and subsequently emphasizing and enriching relevant content with so-called context-sensitive cues. To achieve this, we utilize the SCOUT framework for mobile applications to model and access the user’s context, and RDFa annotations present on existing Web pages to identify Web page elements suitable to enrich with context-sensitive cues. The cues themselves are injected using existing adaptation techniques, borrowed from the field of Adaptive Hypermedia.
Casteleyn, S., Van Woensel, W., De Troyer, O.: Assisting Mobile Web Users: Client-Side Injection of Context-Sensitive Cues into Websites. In: Kotsis, G., Taniar, D., Pardede, E., Saleh, I., and Khalil, I. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services. pp. 443–450. ACM, Paris, France (2010).