Towards Augmenting Legacy Websites with Context-Awareness

Darren Carlson, Lukas Ruge


Emerging context frameworks enable Websites to interact with the Internet of Things directly from the browser; however, Websites must be specifically designed to utilize such context framework support. As such, the majority of ``legacy'' Websites remains context-unaware. This paper presents an open approach for dynamically injecting context-awareness capabilities into legacy Websites on-demand, without requiring browser extensions, proxies or Website reengineering. Towards this end, we developed an extensible Bookmarklet framework that serves as a conduit between the user's browser and a server-side repository of enhancement plug-ins, which can used to dynamically augment any 3rd party Website with new content, adapted behavior and context framework support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services
EditorsIvan Stojmenovic, Zixue Cheng, Song Guo
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication date28.09.2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11568-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-11569-6
Publication statusPublished - 28.09.2014
Event10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 02.12.201404.12.2014


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