Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) First Submission at OMG

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  • 1. Interaction Flow Modeling LanguageFirst SubmissionMarco Brambilla OMG Technical Meeting, ADTF, Jacksonville, September 12, 2012
  • 2. Agenda Recap Submission status Proof of concepts Metamodel Concrete notation 2
  • 3. Objectives of IFMLThe front-end of applicationsExpressing Content of interfaces User events and interaction Binding to business logic 3
  • 4. IFML SubmittersSubmitters WebRatio Soluta.net Fujitsu Model Driven Solutions Thales (France) Softeam (France)Document numbersOMG Document Number: ad/2012-09-02 IFML Metamodel XMI, ad/2012-08-07 IFML UML Profile XMI, ad/2012-08-08 IFML Diagram Interchange XMI, ad/2012-08-11 4
  • 5. Coverage of requirements All mandatory requirements All optional requirements: • Modularization • Input validation Missing discussions: • Mapping to PSM • Examples on integrated usage with UML 5
  • 6. Mandatory requirements A MOF-compliant metamodel which describes the user interaction within front- end interfaces, their constituents, and their connections with back-end business components, data storage and Web Services. • DONE (refinements ongoing) An intuitive concrete syntax for the interaction flow notation. • DONE (graphical) • (textual not covered) A UML Profile consistent to the metamodel. • DONE A complete mapping between the UML Profile and the metamodel. • DONE An interchange format between tools using XMI. • DONE 6
  • 7. Mandatory application requirements Multiple views for the same application Support for mobile and multi-device applications view components: the visualization and input of data, and the production of events. view components shall be independent of • the concrete widgets at PS level • the presentation aspects interaction flow, initiated by the user or by external events, in terms of: 1. a source component; 2. possibly, a reference to an action flow model specifying the actions triggered by the event; 3) one or more target view modules and components that are presented as the result of the interaction. Extensibility for components User context: the user status in the current instant of the interaction (position, history, machine, platform,…) 7
  • 8. Changes with respect to previous vers. New document structure MOF Metamodel Manual documentation of high-level view of the metamodel Automatic generation of detailed metamodel documentation Example of IFML on Gmail completed XMI for DD, Metamodel, and Profile completed and cleaned up 8
  • 9. Proof of conceptsConsolidated evaluation of WebML WebRatio toolsuite 10 years of experience Will be updated to the new IFML notationImplementation of new, open-sourceIFML modeling tool Eclipse based EMF / GMF Integration with UML / fUML / Alf 9
  • 10. Proof of concepts 10
  • 11. The metamodel – 1: Core - Content 11
  • 12. The metamodel – 2 – IFML Model 12
  • 13. The metamodel – 3 – View Elements 13
  • 14. The metamodel – 4 – Interaction Flow 14
  • 15. Concrete notation - DD 15
  • 16. IFML concrete syntax by example SelectedArtist  AnArtist 16
  • 17. IFML concrete syntax by example 17
  • 18. IFML concrete syntax by example 18
  • 19. IFML concrete syntax – extensions 1 19
  • 20. IFML concrete syntax – extensions 2 20
  • 21. References IFML wiki • http://www.omgwiki.org/IFML/ IFML status and agenda • http://www.omg.org/techprocess/meetings/schedule/IFML.html Agenda • Revised Submission Deadline: February 18, 2013 21
  • 22. ThanksContact:marco.brambilla@webratio.com