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Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 9, Issue 2–3, pp 137–150 | Cite as

Specifying and controlling multi-channel web interfaces for enterprise applications

  • Matthias Book
  • Volker Gruhn
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Abstract

When building enterprise applications that need to be accessed through a variety of client devices, developers usually strive to implement most of the business logic device-independently while using a web browser to display the user interface. However, when those web-based front-ends shall be rendered on different devices, their differing I/O capabilities may require device-specific interaction patterns that still need to be specified and implemented efficiently. We present an approach for specifying the dialog flows in multi-channel web interfaces with very low redundancy and introduce a framework that controls web interfaces’ device-specific dialog flows according to those specifications, while keeping the enterprise application logic completely device-independent.

Keywords

Web engineering Architecture Device independence Dialog control 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Applied Telematics/e-Business, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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