Bridging Software Evolution’s Gap: The Multilayer Concept

  • Bruno Merlin
  • Christophe Hurter
  • Mathieu Raynal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5619)


The multilayer interface concept is used to promote the universal usability, to smooth the transition to new systems and working methods and to help the user optimize his interface for the management of contextual situations. In this article, we will explain how this concept can help to tackle a serious issue for R&D projects: the integration of the innovative concepts into the operational environment. To illustrate this, we will explain how we used a multilayer interface to promote a way to integrate different concepts currently in maturation in the R&D sphere.


Multi-layer interface direct manipulation working method evolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Merlin
    • 1
  • Christophe Hurter
    • 2
  • Mathieu Raynal
    • 1
  1. 1.IRIT, UPSToulouse CEDEXFrance
  2. 2.DSNA/DTI R&DToulouse CEDEXFrance

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