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Challenges to the model-driven generation of user interfaces at runtime for ambient intelligent systems

: Adam, Sebastian; Breiner, Kai; Mukasa, Kizito Ssamula; Trapp, Marcus

Vanderdonckt, J.:
Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering 2007. Workshop Proceedings : November 7-10, 2007, Darmstadt, Germany
Darmstadt, 2007
8 pp.
Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering <2007, Darmstadt>
European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) <1, 2007, Darmstadt>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IESE ()
ambient intelligence; ubiquitous computing; model-driven user interface; adaptive user interface; usability pattern

Context-awareness, personalization and adaptation are among salient features of Ambient Intelligent (AmI) Systems. The User Interfaces (UI) in AmI environments should therefore also be dynamic at runtime. Developing such UIs is challenging since many aspects have to be considered. Most existing approaches follow Model-driven Engineering (MDE) as a solution. However, they only address design time issues. We successfully applied MDE for runtime generation of UI in the BelAmI project but encountered challenges that we presented in this paper. Possible solutions have also been discussed.