MODEL-DRIVEN HMI DEVELOPMENT – CAN META-CASE TOOLS RELIEVE THE PAIN?

Carsten Bock, Detlef Zuehlke

Abstract

Today metamodeling and domain-specific languages represent many promising beginnings to create nongeneric tool support for individual modelling tasks. Due to the inherent complexity and numerous variants of human-machine interfaces (HMIs) model-driven development becomes increasingly interesting for manufacturers and suppliers in the automtive industry. Particularly, the development of powerful user interfaces requires appropriate development processes as well as easy-to-use software tools. Since suitable tool kits are missing in the field of HMI development this paper describes the utilization of visual domain-specific languages for model-driven useware engineering in general and model-based specification of automotive HMIs in special. Moreover, results from a survey among developers are presented revealing the requirements for HMI specific tool support. Additionally, experiences with using current meta-CASE tools as well as standard office applications for creating a visual domain-specific language are presented. Based on these experiences requirements for future meta-CASE tools are derived.

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Bock C. and Zuehlke D. (2006). MODEL-DRIVEN HMI DEVELOPMENT – CAN META-CASE TOOLS RELIEVE THE PAIN? . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: MUSE, (ICSOFT 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-69-6, pages 312-319. DOI: 10.5220/0001322403120319


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@conference{muse06,
author={Carsten Bock and Detlef Zuehlke},
title={MODEL-DRIVEN HMI DEVELOPMENT – CAN META-CASE TOOLS RELIEVE THE PAIN?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: MUSE, (ICSOFT 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={312-319},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001322403120319},
isbn={978-972-8865-69-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: MUSE, (ICSOFT 2006)
TI - MODEL-DRIVEN HMI DEVELOPMENT – CAN META-CASE TOOLS RELIEVE THE PAIN?
SN - 978-972-8865-69-6
AU - Bock C.
AU - Zuehlke D.
PY - 2006
SP - 312
EP - 319
DO - 10.5220/0001322403120319