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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-014-16-2680


Designing Collaborative User Interfaces for Ubiquitous Applications Using CIAM: The AULA Case Study

Maximiliano Paredes (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

Ana I. Molina (University of Castilla, Spain)

Miguel A. Redondo (University of Castilla, Spain)

Manuel Ortega (University of Castilla, Spain)

Abstract: In this article we explain how we apply the CIAM methodology based on the CIAN notation in order to generate user interfaces in collaborative applications. CIAM has been applied successfully in the development of desktop applications, such as Domosim-TPC, demonstrating its effectiveness in the definition of user interfaces for collaborative applications where a shared context is required. We present the AULA system modeled by means of CIAM. The results in the application of this Methodology show the necessity to include those aspects closely related with context modeling and the synchronization of contents; that is why we make an outline of the way to take into account these characteristics as a future work.

Keywords: CSCW, human - computer interaction, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, user interfaces

Categories: H.5.2, H.5.3, K.3.1