Facilitating Context-Awareness in Composite Mashup Applications

Stefan Pietschmann, Carsten Radeck, Klaus Meißner
Dynamic adaptation and adaptivity of web applications have been subject to research for over a decade. With the shift from document-centered hypermedia to rich web applications, i. e., software as a service solutions, the applicability of traditional adaptation methods and techniques is in question. We first investigate what it means to facilitate adaptation within composite service-oriented applications and deduce adequate adaptation techniques. Then, we introduce a generic adaptation system
more » ... adaptation system which can be integrated with existing composition platforms to facility runtime adaptivity on a component and composition level, based on a platform-independent definition of adaptive behavior. With the help of a comprehensive sample application we eventually show the suitability and practicability of our approach.