Task Model Simulation Using Interaction Templates

  • David Paquette
  • Kevin A. Schneider
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3941)


Interaction Templates were previously introduced as a method to help ease the construction of ConcurTaskTrees. In this paper, a language for defining Interaction Templates, the Interaction Template Definition Language, is introduced. This paper also demonstrates how Interaction Templates can be used to enhance task model simulation, allowing users to interact with concrete user interface components while simulating task models. A prototype task model simulator illustrates how Interaction Templates can be used in task model simulation.


Interactive System Task Model Interface Component Simulation Session Dialog Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Paquette
    • 1
  • Kevin A. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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