USITS 2001 Abstract
Puppeteer: Component-based Adaptation for Mobile Computing
Eyal de Lara, Dan S. Wallach, and Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University
Puppeteer is a system for adapting component-based applications in
mobile environments. Puppeteer takes advantage of the exported
interfaces of these applications and the structured nature of
the documents they manipulate to perform adaptation without
modifying the applications. The system is structured in a modular
fashion, allowing easy addition of new applications and adaptation
Our initial prototype focuses on adaptation to limited bandwidth. It
runs on Windows NT, and includes support for a variety of adaptation
policies for Microsoft PowerPoint and Internet Explorer 5. We
demonstrate that Puppeteer can support complex policies without any
modification to the application and with little overhead. To the best
of our knowledge, previous implementations of adaptations of this
nature have relied on modifying the application.
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