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Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2009

Volume 5727 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 896-899

An Integrated Approach for Creating Service-Based Interactive Applications

  • Marius FeldmannAffiliated withTechnische Universität Dresden, Department of Computer Science, Institute for Systems Architecture, Computer Networks Group
  • , Jordan JaneiroAffiliated withTechnische Universität Dresden, Department of Computer Science, Institute for Systems Architecture, Computer Networks Group
  • , Tobias NestlerAffiliated withSAP Research CEC Dresden
  • , Gerald HübschAffiliated withTechnische Universität Dresden, Department of Computer Science, Institute for Systems Architecture, Computer Networks Group
  • , Uwe JugelAffiliated withSAP Research CEC Dresden
  • , André PreussnerAffiliated withSAP Research CEC Dresden
  • , Alexander SchillAffiliated withTechnische Universität Dresden, Department of Computer Science, Institute for Systems Architecture, Computer Networks Group

Abstract

While the implementation of business logic and business processes based on service-oriented architectures is well-understood and covered by existing development approaches, integrated concepts that empower users to exploit the Internet of Services to create complex interactive applications are missing. In this paper, we present an integrated approach that fills this gap. Our approach builds upon service annotations that add meta-information related to user interface generation, service dependencies, and service composition to existing service descriptions. Services can be composed visually to complex interactive applications based on these annotations without the need to write any code. The application code is generated completely from the service composition description. Our approach is able to support heterogeneous target environments ranging from client/server architectures to mobile platforms.

Keywords

services composition annotations interactive applications MDA