Integrating adaptive mechanisms into mobile applications exploiting user feedback
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Mobile applications have become a commodity in multiple daily scenarios. Their increasing complexity has led mobile software ecosystems to become heterogeneous in terms of hardware specifications, features and context of use, among others. For their users, fully exploiting their potential has become challenging. While enacting software systems with adaptation mechanisms has proven to ease this burden from users, mobile devices present specific challenges related to privacy and security concerns. Nevertheless, rather than being a limitation, users can play a proactive role in the adaptation loop by providing valuable feedback for runtime adaptation. To this end, we propose the use of chatbots to interact with users through a human-like smart conversational process. We depict a work-in-progress proposal of an end-to-end framework to integrate semi-automatic adaptation mechanisms for mobile applications. These mechanisms include the integration of both implicit and explicit user feedback for autonomous user categorization and execution of enactment action plans. We illustrate the applicability of such techniques through a set of scenarios from the Mozilla mobile applications suite. We envisage that our proposal will improve user experience by bridging the gap between users’ needs and the capabilities of their mobile devices through an intuitive and minimally invasive conversational mechanism.
CitationMotger, J.; Franch, X.; Marco, J. Integrating adaptive mechanisms into mobile applications exploiting user feedback. A: International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science. "Research Challenges in Information Science, 15th International Conference, RCIS 2021: Limassol, Cyprus, May 11-14, 2021: proceedings". Berlín: Springer, 2021, p. 347-355. ISBN 978-3-030-75018-3. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-75018-3_23.
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