Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Happy, Images et Réseaux Competitivity Cluster région Bretagne (2008-2009)
In this project the main goal is to study sustainable development architecture which enables one to design a sustainable application, taking early into account that technologies will change. An application is composed of a set of models; these models may include other models. These models, which define the application and the processed data, were designed by computer scientists with help of tools they master (Rational Rose, Visual Paradigm, Entreprise Architect, etc.). Users (functional specialists) use a simpler tool which enables them, initially, to enrich only these models by modifying the user interface. These modifications are enabled with help of a very simple Web 2.0 tool working through a web navigator. The focus of the project is on Model-Driven Web Engineering (MDWE). MDWE usually splits the definition of a web application in terms of data (a.k.a. business-model), presentation, and navigation models, following thus a separation similar to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The MDWE community is today leaded by several actors who have already defined some metamodels for web-application design (e.g., WebML or UWE).