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Title: An emerging multi-paradigm for representing mobile applications' architectures using heterogeneous conceptual bricks

Authors: Afrah Djeddar; Hakim Bendjenna; Abdelkrim Amirat; Philippe Roose; Lawrence Chung

Addresses: Laboratory of Mathematics, Informatics and Systems (LAMIS), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Larbi Tebessi, Tebessa 12002, Algeria ' Laboratory of Mathematics, Informatics and Systems (LAMIS), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Larbi Tebessi, Tebessa 12002, Algeria ' Laboratory of Informatics and Mathematics (LIM), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Souk Ahras, Souk Ahras 41000, Algeria ' LIUPPA Laboratory, Department of IUT de Bayonne, University of Pau et de pays de l'adour, Pau 64000, France ' Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

Abstract: The mobile applications have enjoyed explosive growth these last years. Taking advantage from these existing softwares, the constituent software bricks to compose such mobile application can take different implementation forms and manipulate heterogeneous data by dint of user's requirements or its execution context. However, the software developer confronts difficulty to compose already existing software entities because of their heterogeneity. An emerging need is then to have a new modelling space to support the development of heterogeneous mobile applications. In view of this fact, this paper discusses the proposal of a multi-paradigm for representing mobile applications based on heterogeneous conceptual bricks, including their architectural conception and the specification of the necessary adaptation mediators. It aims to deal with the heterogeneity of the constituent conceptual bricks and the execution environment of the final product. A conceptual description of a mobile application called ShopReview is presented to show the usability of the proposed paradigm.

Keywords: multi-paradigm; architectural description; heterogeneity; mobile applications; conceptual bricks; adaptation mediators.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2018.090021

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2018 Vol.57 No.1, pp.1 - 13

Available online: 08 Feb 2018 *

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