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Objectives: Ebusinesses are increasingly facing the need of porting the provision of their eservices to mobile customers. Evolving requirements, such as reliability, security, scalability, performance and privacy, from fixed to mobile settings, has revealed new and important challenges. This is due to the behavioural constraints that mobility poses, and(More)
Adaptive systems can be used to help people find their way through large amounts of information by taking into account the content itself and opinions of other people. Annotations that describe content are important in this process as is generally recognized. What is less obviously stated so far is that not only the annotations themselves, but also(More)
Modern software architecting increasingly often takes place in geographically distributed contexts involving teams of professionals and customers with different backgrounds and roles. So far, attention and effort have been mainly dedicated to individuals sharing already formalized knowledge and less to social, informal collaboration. Furthermore, in Web 2.0(More)
A number of global trends have a large influence on the way we use technology in our life and work, like:<ul><li>increasing connectivity and connected devices (any time, any place, anywhere)</li><li>broadband</li><li>increasing data storage capacity, both local and in the network</li><li>smart objects (ambient intelligence, intelligent multi-modal user(More)
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