Design of Adaptive Domain-Specific Modeling Languages for Model-Driven Mobile Application Development

Xiaoping Jia, Christopher Jones

Abstract

The use of a DSL is a common approach to support cross-platform development of mobile applications. However, most DSL-based approaches suffer from a number of limitations such as poor performance. Furthermore, DSLs that are written ab initio are not able to access the capabilities supported by the native platforms. This paper presents a novel approach of using an adaptive domain-specific modeling language (ADSML) to support model-driven development of cross-platform mobile applications. We will discuss the techniques in the design of an ADSML for developing mobile applications targeting the Android and iOS platforms, including meta-model extraction, meta-model elevation, and meta-model alignment. Our approach is capable of generating high performance native applications; is able to access the full capabilities of the native platforms; and is adaptable to the rapid evolutions of its target platforms.

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Jia X. and Jones C. (2015). Design of Adaptive Domain-Specific Modeling Languages for Model-Driven Mobile Application Development . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-114-4, pages 413-418. DOI: 10.5220/0005557404130418


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@conference{icsoft-ea15,
author={Xiaoping Jia and Christopher Jones},
title={Design of Adaptive Domain-Specific Modeling Languages for Model-Driven Mobile Application Development},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={413-418},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005557404130418},
isbn={978-989-758-114-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2015)
TI - Design of Adaptive Domain-Specific Modeling Languages for Model-Driven Mobile Application Development
SN - 978-989-758-114-4
AU - Jia X.
AU - Jones C.
PY - 2015
SP - 413
EP - 418
DO - 10.5220/0005557404130418