From September 28th to 30th, the AutoMobile School and Mobile Development Days event took place in the ComoNext Technological Scientific Park in Lomazzo (CO), where the WebRatio headquarter are located.
The event has been led by Polytechnic University of Milan and WebRatio, within the European project Automobile. It consisted of a 3-day event with training and workshops on rapid mobile app development and a development challenge.
Participants have been introduced to the model-driven development approach by using the WebRatio visual tool based on IFML. In particular, the school focused on the Mobile edition of WebRatio, developed within the AutoMobile project. WebRatio lets developers build apps without writing code and 9 times faster than any other development approach.
In order to increase visibility and hype around the event, it has been promoted also as the first contest in Europe to focus on the rapid development of smartphone and tablet apps that connect to IoT sensors (Internet of Things).
You can download here the Flyer of the Mobile Development Days and here the document describing the details of the event.
The Automobile project concluded its activity on Sept 30, 2015, with full success.
All objectives have been achieved as expected and some results are already on the market.
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.
On October 10th 2014, the first review of the project has been successfully completed with full satisfaction of the project partners, the EC Project Officer and the appointed external reviewer. This concludes the first period of the project and opens the second one.
Participants to the review at WebRatio premises in Lomazzo, ComoNext Technology Park and Incubator.
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:
IFML and its mobile extensions devised within the Automobile project have been presented at ICWE 2014, the International Conference on Web Engineering, held in
The presentation has been given in the form of half-day tutorial, offered by Marco Brambilla. The slides used for the tutorial are publicly available:
The tutorial focuses on the Domain-specific Language (DSL) called IFML, which has been adopted as a standard by OMG in March 2013. The Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) is designed for expressing content, user interaction and control behaviour of the front-end of software applications, as well as the binding to the persistence and business logic layers. IFML is the missing piece for modeling the front end of software applications and perfectly complements other modeling dimensions in broad system modeling projects. Therefore, IFML works best when integrated with other modeling languages in the MDA suite, such as UML and BPMN. This tutorial illustrates the basic concepts of IFML, presents the design best practices and integration with other modelling languages, and discusses some industrial experiences (also featuring quantitative measures of productivity) achieved by the companion tool WebRatio. At the end of the tutorial, attendees will get a general knowledge about IFML (they will be able to design simple models and to derive models from existing interfaces), will be able to associate front-end design with system modelling at large, will see the associated MDE tool WebRatio at work, and will get a glimpse of real-life industrial applications developed for large enterprises. This will let them appreciate the advantages of a model-driven development approach at work within large-scale industrial project.
A joint paper written by researchers of Politecnico di Milano and Ecole des Mines de Nantes has been accepted at the MobiWIS conference, to be held in September 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
The conference comprises a set of carefully selected tracks that focus on the particular challenges regarding mobile Web and innovative information systems in research areas such as, among others, Web Engineering, Service-Oriented Computing, Web of Things, Data and Knowledge Management, Cloud Computing, Security and Human-Computer Interaction.
WebRatio has been bronze sponsor of the EclipseCon 2014 in San Francisco, USA and the AutoMobile platform and IFML standard has been presented as main assets of the company.
Find more about the event at:
WebRatio has been sponsor of the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit (AADI) in Las Vegas.
At the WebRatio booth, the capabilities and foreseen features of the AutoMobile platform has been discussed with visitors, as one of the main assets for the expansion of the WebRatio market in the United States.
A summary of the event is available here.