A Modelling Language for Interactive Web Applications

Jevon M. Wright
2009 2009 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering  
Web applications are quickly becoming a significant aspect of software development, especially with the recent development of interactive, client-side web applications, frequently identified as part of Web 2.0. Consequently, these new web technologies are increasing web application complexity and adding new concepts to an already complicated environment. The use of formal modelling approaches is frequently expected to improve the reliability, usability and security of web applications, as well
more » ... s reducing development costs, promoting openness, standards and platformindependence, improving maintainability, and advancing the field of code generation. Despite the existence of a diverse range of web application modelling languages, no approach has become widely accepted in industry. Some researchers suggest that the development of new modelling approaches and development processes would address these problems. This Ph.D. research aims to develop a platform-independent modelling language, within the conceptual framework of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and the Meta Object Facility (MOF) standard, which will reunite the conceptual gap between these new technologies and their implementation. This outcome will be empirically validated with a proof-of-concept CASE tool, and compared with existing methods to discuss the expressibility and performance of our contributions. In this confirmation report, we will discuss the state of model-driven web development and its implications on industry. We will introduce the research aims of this Ph.D., along with our expected contributions and how we are planning to achieve them. We will conclude with a summary of our progress and discuss our future direction. Abstract i
doi:10.1109/ase.2009.44 dblp:conf/kbse/Wright09 fatcat:xt6fayk4iffqtadhlysxbzkkje