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E-CARe: A Process for Engineering Ubiquitous Information Systems

Ansem Ben Cheikh 1 Agnès Front 1 Jean-Pierre Giraudin 1 Stéphane Coulondre 2
LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
2 BD - Base de Données
LIRIS - Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d'information
Abstract : Ubiquity in Information Systems (ISs) is a new requirement widely expressed by customers and users due to emerging and evolving communication and mobile technologies. Each IS should support a set of mobile applications used either to interact smartly with the changing environment, to provide adaptive services to customers or both. Designing ISs with highly technological risks requires a precise and appropriate development process. However, such processes fail to consider ubiquitous requirements throughout the development process. This paper tries to solve this issue by proposing a process for identifying and modeling ubiquitous requirements that can be integrated into an existing IS engineering process. This process, called E-CARe, focuses on adapting to the surrounding context; this requires detailed specification and analysis work by a context designer. E-CARe uses an event-driven logic, as dynamicity and reactivity are the major properties required from ubiquitous applications. A Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) approach is used to automate specification work. In order to test the process, a case study from the intelligent transport domain is applied as an illustration.
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Ansem Ben Cheikh, Agnès Front, Jean-Pierre Giraudin, Stéphane Coulondre. E-CARe: A Process for Engineering Ubiquitous Information Systems. International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, IGI Global, 2013, 4 (3), pp.1-31. ⟨hal-00953469⟩



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