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Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2010

Volume 6488 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 419-427

An Artifact-Centric Approach to Generating Web-Based Business Process Driven User Interfaces

  • Sira YongchareonAffiliated withFaculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne
  • , Chengfei LiuAffiliated withFaculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne
  • , Xiaohui ZhaoAffiliated withFaculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne
  • , Jiajie XuAffiliated withFaculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne

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Abstract

Workflow-based web applications are important in workflow management systems as they interact with users of business processes. With the Model-driven approach, user interfaces (UIs) of these applications can be partially generated based on functional and data requirements obtained from underlying process models. In traditional activity-centric modelling approaches, data models and relationships between tasks and data are not clearly defined in the process model; thus, it is left to UI modellers to manually identify data requirement in generated UIs. We observed that artifact-centric approaches can be applied to address the above problems. However, it brings in challenges to automatically generate UIs due to the declarative manner of describing the processes. In this paper, we propose a model-based automatic UI generation framework with related algorithms for deriving UIs from process models.