A MDE generative approach for mobile business apps

Luís Pires Silva, Fernando Brito E Abreu

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Abstract

Context: There is an increasing demand for mobile BIS apps and shorter time-to-market requirements. However, developing those apps faces several problems, such as being able to guarantee business rules fulfilment, support multiple platforms, handle localization and facilitate apps evolution. Objective: Propose a generative approach for mobile BIS apps that will mitigate the identified problems. Its input is a platform independent model (PIM), with business rules specified in OCL. Method: We adopted the Design Science Research methodology, that helps gaining problem understanding, identifying systemically appropriate solutions, and in effectively evaluating new and innovative solutions. Results: We have already identified the problem and its motivation, defined the objectives for a solution, designed and developed a prototype generative tool for BIS apps, demonstrated its usage and evaluated how well it mitigates a subset of the identified problems in an observational study and started to communicate its effectiveness to researchers and practitioners. Limitations: Several issues have not been addressed yet, such as the problem of distributed business rules enforcement and the formalization of the required transformations from the PIM to several platform-specific models (PSMs). Conclusion: We intend to contribute for reducing BIS apps time-to-market, while improving the maintainability of those apps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, QUATIC 2014
EditorsAntonio Rito da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues da Silva, Ricardo J. Machado, Miguel A. Brito
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages312-317
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961337
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2014
Event9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, QUATIC 2014 - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 23 Sep 201426 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, QUATIC 2014
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period23/09/1426/09/14

Keywords

  • Software Construction (Construction Technologies, Software Construction Tools)
  • Software Design (Software Structure and Architecture, Software Design Notations, User Interface Design)
  • Software Engineering Models and Methods (Modeling, Software Engineering Methods)

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