• MARINO LINAJE Quercus Software Engineering Group. School of Technology. University of Extremadura, Spain
  • JUAN CARLOS PRECIADO Quercus Software Engineering Group. School of Technology. University of Extremadura, Spain
  • ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ-ECHEVERRIA Quercus Software Engineering Group. School of Technology. University of Extremadura, Spain
  • JOSÉ MARÍA CONEJERO Quercus Software Engineering Group. School of Technology. University of Extremadura, Spain
  • FERNANDO SÁNCHEZ-FIGUEROA Quercus Software Engineering Group. School of Technology. University of Extremadura, Spain
Keywords: Design tools and techniques, Web Engineering, Rich Internet Applications, Multimedia temporal relationships, SMIL Timesheets


Temporal behaviors are being incorporated into the user interfaces of Web applications making them look more and more like multimedia applications, the so-called Rich Internet Application (RIA) user interfaces. Due to RIA complexity, some research communities have proposed models to ease its development. However, there is a gap to cover between formal temporal relationships and the current state of the art in the RIA model-driven development techniques. The purpose of this paper is to specify a temporal behavioral model for data-intensive RIA user interfaces with three main objectives. The first one is that the model must be usable by non-experts in engineering specifications (e.g., Web designers). The second one is that the model must be suitable to be implemented in a CASE tool integrating temporal behaviors in the RIA model driven development workflow. The third one is that the temporal behaviors specified must run in current Web browsers. The approach here presented is based on SMIL Timesheets, a standard that can be used as a foundation to extend RIA user interface model driven proposals.


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