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Towards liquid web applications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering the Web in the Big Data Era
Subtitle of host publication15th International Conference, ICWE 2015, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 23-26, 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-19890-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-19889-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Web Engineering -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Web Engineering
Period1/01/00 → …


As the complexity of rich Web applications grows together with the power and number of Web browsers, the next Web engineering challenge to be addressed is to design and deploy Web applications to make coherent use of all devices. As users nowadays operate multiple personal computers, smart phones, tablets, and computing devices embedded into home appliances or cars, the architecture of current Web applications needs to be redesigned to enable what we call Liquid Software. Liquid Web applications not only can take full advantage of the computing, storage and communication resources available on all devices owned by the end user, but also can seamlessly and dynamically migrate from one device to another continuously following the user attention and usage context. In this paper we address the Liquid Software concept in the context of Web applications and survey to which extent and how current Web technologies can support its novel requirements.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland