Towards context-aware adaptable web services

Markus Keidl, Alfons Kemper

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In this paper, we present a context framework that facilitates the development and deployment of context-aware adaptable Web services. Web services are provided with context information about clients that may be utilized to provide a personalized behavior. Context is extensible with new types of information at any time without any changes to the underlying infrastructure. Context processing is done by Web services, context plugins, or context services. Context plugins and context services pre- and post-process Web service messages based on the available context information. Both are essential for automatic context processing and automatic adaption of Web services to new context types without the necessity to adjust the Web services themselves. We implemented the context framework within the ServiceGlobe system, our open and distributed Web service platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 17 May 200422 May 2004

Publication series

NameThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004


ConferenceThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY


  • Automatic context processing
  • Context
  • Extensibility
  • Extensible framework
  • Information services
  • Service platform
  • Web services


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