Developing Service-based interactive applications is a time consuming and nontrivial task. The idea of annotating Web Services with information fragments used for deriving parts of interactive applications automatically promises the simplification of this task, thus enabling the creation of Service-based interactive applications for end-users without any implementation skills. The paper discusses a model-driven approach for generating executable Service-based interactive applications directly from the output of a visual authoring tool. Besides the introduction of details about the model-driven methodology, this paper makes two central contributions: Firstly, technical details about the developed end-user enabled authoring tool are introduced. Secondly, the meta-model applied as serialization format of the authoring tool and as input for an application generation approach is presented.
Overview of an end-user enabled model-driven development approach for interactive applications based on annotated services