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Comparative Analysis of Interaction Flow Modeling Language Tools

Naziha Laaz1, Karzan Wakil2, Samir Mbarki1 and Dayang N.A. Jawawi3
  • 1 Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
  • 2 Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Iraq
  • 3 University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Journal of Computer Science
Volume 14 No. 9, 2018, 1267-1278

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2018.1267.1278

Submitted On: 14 June 2018 Published On: 5 October 2018

How to Cite: Laaz, N., Wakil, K., Mbarki, S. & Jawawi, D. N. (2018). Comparative Analysis of Interaction Flow Modeling Language Tools. Journal of Computer Science, 14(9), 1267-1278. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2018.1267.1278

Abstract

Modeling approaches based on standards are of paramount importance in the field of front-end design for web and mobile applications. Problems are often encountered during the selection of tools for designing applications for developers and researchers, particularly applications that are related to time and cost in the market and academia. The Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) is a recently standardized modeling language designed for managing the content expression, user interaction and behavior control of front-end applications. IFML brings several benefits to the development process of web and mobile front-end applications. Thus, several tools have been developed for the exploitation of technical artifacts offered by current specifications. In this study, we discuss the tools proposed for modeling IFML to provide a comparative analysis while considering various criteria. The result can be used as a basis of tool selection for specific aspects.

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Keywords

  • IFML
  • Modeling
  • Modeling Tools
  • Comparison