W3C workshop MBUI XG

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CfP: W3C Workshop on Future Standards for Model-Based User Interfaces

A workshop of the W3C Model-Based User Interface Incubator Group (MBUI XG)

May 13-14, 2010, Rome, Italy


During the last year the W3C Model-Based UI XG has evaluated research on model-based user interfaces, including end-to-end models that extend beyond a single Web page, and has assessed its potential as a framework for developing context-sensitive Web applications.

W3C invites you to attend a workshop to discuss the challenges and benefits of Model-Based approaches, to hear the main results achieved by the Incubator Group, and to facilitate a discussion about the next steps to be taken in the area of open standards for Model-Based User Interfaces.

Workshop participants will collectively help to identify opportunities and challenges for new open standards in the area, particularly concerning the semantics and syntaxes of task, abstract and concrete user interface models. In addition, workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss the role of model-based approaches in relation to other standards, for instance, XForms, ANSI/CEA-2018 and MDA, and the relationship to work on standards for Web delivery including HTML5 and browser scripting APIs.


This workshop will focus on opportunities and challenges for :

  • A survey of existing UI design tools and opportunities for introducing Model-Based solutions.
  • Demonstrating the advantages of Model-Based approaches and their application to key scenarios.
  • Standardization of Model-Based and Model-Driven Conceptual Frameworks for the development of context-sensitive User Interfaces, e.g. the Cameleon Reference Framework.
  • Standardization of the semantics and syntaxes (e.g. XML syntaxes) of the different models (Task, Abstract UI, Concrete UI).
  • Relationship and complementarities with existing standards (ANSI/CEA-2018, MDA, XForms, HTML, Browser scripting APIs, ...),
  • Relationship between Model-based approaches and current work on UI controls and Ajax library APIs for use in design-time and run-time environments.
  • The role of Model-Based approaches for improving the quality and reducing errors in application user interfaces.
  • The role of Model-Based approaches for improving the accessibility of application user interfaces
  • The role of Model-Based approaches for reducing the costs of developing and delivering Web application user interfaces in the face of wide variations in devices, modes of interaction and software.
  • The role of Model-Based approaches for nomadic user interfaces where users switch devices in the midst of using an application.
  • Relationship between Model-Based approaches and the current state of the practice, for example, XML languages for the description of concrete user interfaces for the desktop environment.


Participation will be governed by the following:

  • To ensure maximum diversity, the number of participants per organization will be limited.
  • W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.
  • Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.
  • Attendees are required to submit a statement of interest.

Requirements for Participation:

Statements of interest will be the basis for the discussions at the workshop. Each organization or individual wishing to participate must submit a statement of interest by email to <team-mbuiws-submit@w3.org> by 2 April 2010.

Statements of interest should:

  • Explain the participant's interest in the workshop
  • Explain their view point
  • Include concrete examples of their suggestions

Statements of interest should be written in English. Examples may be illustrated with non-English languages with an English explanation. All submissions should be 1 to 5 pages in length, although they may link to longer versions or appendices. Allowed formats are valid HTML or XHTML, PDF, or plain text. Papers in any other format (including invalid HTML/XHTML) may be returned with a request for correct formatting.

Statements of interest will be published on the public Web page of the workshop. Submitting a statement of interest comprises a default recognition of these terms for publication. The program committee reserves the right to decline submissions that are not deemed relevant to the workshop's stated goals.

The Program Committee will ask the authors of particularly salient submissions to explicitly present their position at the workshop to foster discussion. Presenters will be asked to make the slides of the presentation available on the workshop home page in HTML, PDF, or plain text.

See the schedule below for submission and registration deadlines.

Important Dates:

As soon as possible    Notify us of your interest in participating in the workshop, see the requirements for participation.

2 April 2010      Deadline for submission of your statement of interest, see the requirements for participation.

16 April 2010    Acceptance notifications and registration instructions sent. Program and accepted statements of interest posted on the workshop website.

30 April 2010    Deadline for registration. Please note this is a firm deadline.

13 May 2010     Workshop Begins (9 AM)

14 May 2010     Workshop Ends (5pm)

28 May 2010     Conference minutes and deliverables posted on the workshop website.

More information can be found at

the workshop web site

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