Prototype-Driven Development of Web Applications with DyWA

  • Johannes Neubauer
  • Markus Frohme
  • Bernhard Steffen
  • Tiziana Margaria
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8802)


In this paper we present an approach to the user-driven development of process-oriented web applications that combines business process modeling with user-side application domain evolution. In the center is the DyWA framework that accompanies the prototype-driven web-application development from the domain modeling through the development and deployment phase to the actual runtime and later product evolution: Using DyWA, application experts without programming knowledge are able to model (according to their professional knowledge and understanding) both domain-specific data models and the business process models that act on the data via automatically generated elementary data operations. The resulting business processes integrate data access and manipulation, and directly constitute executable prototypes of the resulting web application. All this is illustrated for OCS-lite, a cut-down version of Springer’s online editorial system.


prototyping metadata and data definition. business process modeling domain modeling automated software engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Neubauer
    • 1
  • Markus Frohme
    • 1
  • Bernhard Steffen
    • 1
  • Tiziana Margaria
    • 2
  1. 1.Programming SystemsTU DortmundGermany
  2. 2.Service and Software EngineeringUniversität PotsdamGermany

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