Using profiled ontologies to leverage model driven user interface generation

Gaulke, W., & Ziegler, J. (2015). In J. Ziegler, M. Nebeling, & N. Laurence (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS ’15). ACM.


Mobile computing and new input methods have increased the need to create multiple interfaces for one functional core. Automatic generation of user interfaces attempts a solution for this problem. Existing approaches either generate interfaces on the base of a detailed task model or use domain models in conjunction with interface specific annotations and transformation rules. While task models are very time consuming to create and cannot easily be reused domain models lack the flexibility for use cases which are not covered or in conflict with used transformation rules. Based on an overview of existing approaches this paper sets out a conceptual framework which combines both task model and ontology based concepts. It is shown that the proposed combination leads to more abstract and reusable task models.


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