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dc.contributor.authorPhanouriou, Constantinosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:15:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:15:05Z
dc.date.issued2000-09-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08122000-19510051en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/28625
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation proposes a comprehensive solution to the problem of building device-independent (or multi-channel) user interfaces promoting the separation of the interface from the application logic. It introduces an interface model (Meta-Interface Model, or MIM) for separating the user interface from the application logic and the presentation device. MIM divides the interface into three components, presentation, interface, and logic, that are connected with abstract vocabularies designed in terms of user chosen abstraction. The logic component provides a canonical way for the user interface to communicate with an application. The presentation component provides a canonical way for the user interface to render itself independently of the platform. The interface component describes the interaction between the user and the application using a set of abstract parts, events, and method calls that are device and application independent. MIM goes one step further than earlier models and subdivides the interface into four additional subcomponents: structure, style, content, and behavior. The structure describes the organization of the parts in the interface, the style describes the presentation specific properties of each part, the content describes the information that is presented to the user, and the behavior describes user interaction with the interface in a platform-independent manner. This dissertation also presents the second version of the User Interface Markup Language (UIML2), a declarative language that derives its syntax from XML and realizes the MIM model. It also gives the design rationale behind the language and discusses the implementation issues for mapping UIML2 to various devices (Java/JFC, PalmOS, WML, HTML, and VoiceXML). Finally, this dissertation evaluates UIML2 in terms of its goals, and among the major ones are to provide a canonical format for describing interfaces that map to multiple devices and to generate one description of a user interface connection to the application logic independent of target device.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixB2NetworkDeviceStatus.uimlen_US
dc.relation.haspartUIML2_0e.dtden_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixB3Calculator.uimlen_US
dc.relation.haspartPhanouriouETD.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixB4SimpleCalculator.uimlen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixB1Calendar.uimlen_US
dc.relation.haspartAppendixB5Paint.uimlen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectmulti-channel interfacesen_US
dc.subjectXMLen_US
dc.subjectUIMLen_US
dc.subjectuser interfaceen_US
dc.subjectmarkup languageen_US
dc.titleUIML: A Device-Independent User Interface Markup Languageen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAbrams, Marcen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEdwards, Stephen H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilliges, Robert C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRosson, Mary Bethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPérez-Quiñones, Manuel A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08122000-19510051/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-08-12en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-11-02
dc.date.adate2000-11-02en_US


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