CIAT, A Model-Based Tool for Designing Groupware User Interfaces Using CIAM

  • William J. GiraldoEmail author
  • Ana I. Molina
  • Cesar A. Collazos
  • Manuel Ortega
  • Miguel A. Redondo
Conference paper


In this chapter, we introduce CIAT (Collaborative Interactive Applications Tool), a software tool based on models supporting designers and engineers to create models based on CIAN notation. This software tool supports the interface design of groupware applications that enable integration with software processes through UML notation. We introduce our methodological approach for dealing with the conceptual design of applications that support work in groups, called CIAM. A study case using the Congress Management System is presented in order to describe our Model.


Eclipse Modeling Framework Collaborative Task Atlas Transformation Language Cooperative Task Shared Context 
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This work has been supported by Universidad del Quindío, the Castilla – La Mancha University and the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla – La Mancha in the projects AULA-T (PBI08-0069), M-CUIDE (TC20080552), and mGUIDE (PBC08-0006-512).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Giraldo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana I. Molina
    • 1
  • Cesar A. Collazos
    • 1
  • Manuel Ortega
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Redondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Quindío, QuindíoColombia

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