Title: ARCHITECTURAL FRAMEWORK FOR GENERIC MODELING AND DIAGRAMMING IN THE CLOUD

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 455-465
Authors: Laszlo Juracz, Larry Howard
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


This paper is aimed at presenting a concept of a flexible diagramming framework for building engineering and educational applications. The framework was designed to serve as a platform for online services and collaborative environments where users typically work on remotely stored, shared data through a browser-based user interface. The paper summarizes the common requirements towards such services, overviews related approaches and gives insights into some design challenges through the analysis of two use-cases. The design problem is examined from a user-centered view: the key motivation of our research is to find innovative, possibly device- independent solutions that enable seamless user experiences. A generic framework based on JavaScript and HTML5 on the client-side, using novel, high-performance JavaScript technologies on the server-side is proposed. This framework could be employed for implementing a wide spectrum of software solutions from diagramming- related e-learning to cloud-based modeling environments.