AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF USER INTERFACE MODELS AND PROTOTYPES FROM DOMAIN AND USE CASE MODELS

António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, João Pascoal Faria

Abstract

The model-driven automatic generation of interactive applications has been addressed by some research projects, but only few propose the model-to-model generation of a graphical user interface (UI). Existing solutions generate only part of the interactive application and most of them require as input the full specification of a UI model. This paper proposes an iterative and incremental approach that enables the modeler to generate a form-based executable prototype from the constructed models, favouring an evolutionary construction of models starting with a domain model, proceeding with an extended domain model and finally complementing it with a use case model. The approach derives a UI model from the previously referred models and allows its execution by generating an executable description of the UI in a XML-based UI description language, together with code for the specified logic and for persisting the data entities. The generated UI description may be further refined and supplemented with style definitions in order to obtain a final UI.

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Rosado da Cruz A. and Pascoal Faria J. (2009). AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF USER INTERFACE MODELS AND PROTOTYPES FROM DOMAIN AND USE CASE MODELS . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-674-009-2, pages 169-176. DOI: 10.5220/0002253501690176


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@conference{icsoft09,
author={António Miguel Rosado da Cruz and João Pascoal Faria},
title={AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF USER INTERFACE MODELS AND PROTOTYPES FROM DOMAIN AND USE CASE MODELS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2009},
pages={169-176},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002253501690176},
isbn={978-989-674-009-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF USER INTERFACE MODELS AND PROTOTYPES FROM DOMAIN AND USE CASE MODELS
SN - 978-989-674-009-2
AU - Rosado da Cruz A.
AU - Pascoal Faria J.
PY - 2009
SP - 169
EP - 176
DO - 10.5220/0002253501690176