“Accessing the Web from anywhere and on any device(s)”


The modern Web user uses the Web continuously, for a variety of professional and personal tasks. The use is nomadic and across various devices – often simultaneously – and the Web experience should be enjoyable, of high quality and consistent across all devices, regardless of the purpose, place and time of use. Such mobile, cross-device usage forces Web developers to evolve or re-invent their engineering methods and techniques to these new requirements and user demands. Web applications have to be tailored to deal with the constraints imposed by mobile technology such as small screens, low (and sometimes expensive) bandwidth, limited browser capabilities, different usage situations, cross- and multi-device use. Simultaneously, modern mobile devices offer a rich set of sensors, available through current Web browsers, allowing Web pages access to geo-location, NFC, and other sensor data, as well as tracking user identity across devices. The rise of the app as an alternative for many popular Web sites is a concern for the future of the open Web, and something that should be addressed in current Web research.

The aim of this track is to solicit contributions that address the aforementioned challenges and opportunities offered by any time (always on), any place and any device paradigm, as well as those related to mobile, context-aware, cross-device, cross-media and/or multi-device Web applications.

For paper categories, submission instructions and deadlines, please see the ICWE submission page.

Track Chairs

In-young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Niels Olof Bouvin, Aarhus University, Denmark
Contact: mobile.trackchair.icwe2014@webengineering.org

Track Program Committee

  • George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Fabio Paternò, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • Wei Chen, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
  • Dickson K.W. Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
  • Marco Winckler, ICS-IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Quan Z. Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Antonella De Angeli, University of Manchester, UK
  • Angel Jimenez-Molina, University of Chile, Chile
  • Benjamin Satzger, Microsoft, USA
  • Beat Signer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Giovanni Toffetti Carughi, IBM Research Haifa, Israel
  • Volker Gruhn, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Célia Martinie, ICS-IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France

Topics of interests

  • Mobile Web applications and device-independent content delivery
  • Optimizing Web applications for constrained mobile devices
  • Adaptation and contextualization for mobile devices
  • Cross- and multi-device Web applications
  • Mixed- and Cross-media application with respect to the Web
  • Connecting the Web and the The Internet of Things
  • Sensing for the mobile Web
  • Utilisation of geo data and geo location on the Mobile Web
  • Comparing native and Web-centric mobile solutions
  • Ensuring security, privacy, and safety on a mobile platform
  • Location-, context- and environment aware (Web) services
  • Rich Internet Applications and the Mobile Web
  • Use of Semantic Web technologies for cross-, multi-device and mobile Web