16 May 2012
12noon - 1pm
Venue: Room 303.561, City Campus
Department of Computer Science seminar by Gerald Weber, The University of Auckland.
Enterprise systems are mission critical in organisations, and they are major cost factor. Despite the pricetag, the user experience of new systems is often far from ideal. How can we better model the desired business logic of an enterprise system? Fact-based modeling approaches enable models to be verbalized and populated in natural sentences that are easily understood by the domain experts best qualified to validate the models. Form-based modeling approaches offer a natural way for domain users to agree upon suitable user interfaces for interacting with the information system.
I will discuss a synthesis of the two approaches, in which prototype forms are used to seed the fact-based model, which may then be used to generate the final user interface. I will discuss the context of this research and the challenges that we face in building enterprise systems.
Gerald Weber joined the Department of Computer Science at The University of Auckland in 2003. Gerald holds a PhD from the Free University Berlin. He is information director of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment and has been program chair of several conferences in Enterprise Systems and Human-Computer Interaction.