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Muideen adekunle Lawal
A Prototype for Domain-Specific User Interface Generator for Embedded Systems
System and Software Engineering
As processor power grows, thus have client expectations. There is growing need for rich user interfaces in embedded systems which are greatly influenced by the arrival of complex and touchscreen in smartphones, increase in complexity of software systems, and reliance on embedded systems to be more efficient in their usage. Writing codes to implement this complex user interfaces in the embedded system requires a great amount of effort. This resulted in the creation of new low-level tools by different companies and researchers to automate the development process of embedded systems development. However, these tools have varying successes since most of them are too generic and the code generated from their model are manually enriched with codes in general purpose language and also, the lack of flexibility in these tools whereby developer cannot incorporate non-parseable notations which is becoming more useful in modern user interface of embedded systems. In order to develop rich interfaces for embedded systems, it would be more effective to have a language that is portable, maintainable, composable, flexible that will reduce the complexity of the implementation while also improving the quality of this safety-critical systems. To this end, we present the need to develop a more intricate embedded systems user interface by using a domain specific language for implementing user interfaces in embedded systems. This language is developed using a projectional editor.