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IFML book published

The book on IFML has been published and also includes mobile aspects from the AutoMobile project.


Interaction Flow Modeling Language – Model-Driven UI Engineering of Web and Mobile Apps with IFML” introduces the reader to the novel OMG standard Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML). Authors Marco Brambilla and Piero Fraternali are also authors of the IFML standard and wrote this book to explain the main concepts of the language. They effectively illustrate how IFML can be applied in practice to the specification and implementation of complex web and mobile applications, featuring rich interfaces, both browser based and native, client side components and widgets, and connections to data sources, business logic and services.

You can find the book here.

IFML Mobile extensions presented at MobiWIS

Eric Umuhoza, affiliated with Politecnico di Milano and Ecole des Mines de Nantes, presented a paper at MobiWIS 2014 regarding the research conducted in AutoMobile.

Here are the slides of the presentation:

Here is the link to the paper published by Springer:

And here is the abstract of the paper:

Front-end design of mobile applications is a complex and multidisciplinary task, where many perspectives intersect and the user experience must be perfectly tailored to the application objectives. However, development of mobile user interactions is still largely a manual task, which yields to high risks of errors, inconsistencies and inefficiencies. In this paper we propose a model-driven approach to mobile application development based on the IFML standard. We propose an extension of the Interaction Flow Modeling Language tailored to mobile applications and we describe our implementation experience that comprises the development of automatic code generators for cross-platform mobile applications based on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript optimized for the Apache Cordova framework. We show the approach at work on a popular mobile application, we report on the application of the approach on an industrial application development project and we provide a productivity comparison with traditional approaches.