Service-interaction Descriptions: Augmenting Services with User Interface Models

Jo Vermeulen, Yves Vandriessche, Tim Clerckx, Kris Luyten and Karin Coninx.
Presented by
Jo Vermeulen
Acceptance statistics
[~41% acceptance; 91 submissions]

In Proceedings of Engineering Interactive Systems 2007 (IFIP WG2.7/13.4 10th Conference on Engineering Human-Computer Interaction, IFIP WG 13.2 1st Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering and DSVIS - 14th Conference on Design Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems), Salamanca, Spain, March 22-24, 2007, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4940, ISSN:0302-9743, ISBN:978-3-540-92697-9, pp. 447-464.


Semantic service descriptions have paved the way for flexible interaction with services in a mobile computing environment. Services can be automatically discovered, invoked and even composed. On the contrary, the user interfaces for interacting with these services are often still designed by hand. This approach poses a serious threat to the overall flexibility of the system. To make the user interface design process scale, it should be automated as much as possible. We propose to augment service descriptions with high-level user interface models to support automatic user interface adaptation. Our method builds upon OWL-S, an ontology for Semantic Web Services, by connecting a collection of OWL-S services to a hierarchical task structure and selected presentation information. This allows end-users to interact with services on a variety of platforms.



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