University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Advances in computing and communication technology have recently led to the growth of interest in Mobile Information Systems (hereafter MobIS). MobISs emphasize mobility concerns (space, time, personality, society, environment, and so on) often not considered by traditional desktop systems. Advances in size, power, and ubiquity of computing, sensors, and communication technology make possible the development of mobile or nomadic information systems. Variability of location and system behavior is a central issue in mobile information systems, where software behavior has to change and re-adapt to the different location settings. In this paper, the authors motivate the need for integration of variable location and variable software behavior.