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Logical User Interface Modeling for Multimedia Embedded Systems

  • Saehwa Kim
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 263)

Abstract

Multimedia embedded systems such as smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs are ever proliferating. One of the major hurdles for reusing applications for multiple multimedia embedded systems is user interfaces (UIs) cannot be the same for the target embedded systems. While there have been many research activities regarding model-based UI development environments, they are focused on web of desk-top based systems and not suitable for embedded systems. This paper proposes logical user interface modeling for multimedia embedded systems (LUMME). LUMME incorporates the notions of reference containers and multimedia instance presentations. While conventional approaches model only visible UI components, LUMME incorporate events as a first-class modeling entity, which is essential to model UIs for embedded systems. Moreover, LUMME does not employ the task model, which is widely employed in conventional approaches, but incorporates events as navigators. We have fully implemented a modeling tool for LUMME as Eclipse rich-client platform (RCP) using Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF). We have also performed a case study with a gallery application in Android targeted for multiple embedded systems with various resolutions from HVGA to XGA. The case study clearly shows how LUMME makes the modeling of UIs for multimedia embedded systems concise and allows reusing UIs for multiple multimedia embedded systems.

Keywords

User interface modeling model-driven architecture (MDA) embedded systems pattern-based transformational UI development multimedia embedded applications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saehwa Kim
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  1. 1.Hankuk University of Foreign StudiesYongin-siKorea

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