Project ANR Istar

The project

Istar is a project funded by the French National Research Agency, in its Software Technologies 2007 programme. The goal of the project was to design and build a virtual machine dedicated to interactive software. This virtual machine will allow to combine interactive components built in different programming languages, so as to favour reuse and innovation. It will also allow the distributed execution of interactive software, as much for accomodating Web architectures as for building multi-surface applications.

Istar started in late 2007 for three years, and was carried out in partnership with LRI in Orsay, and the companies IntuiLab and Anyware Technologies.

Lab's contribution

LII designed the virtual machine language and was involved in its implementation. For this purpose, the lab built on its experience with the Intuikit toolkit, that is developed with the partner company Intuilab, and conducted theoretical research and analysis work.

Lab staff involved

  • Stéphane Chatty
  • Thierry Garcia
  • Fabien André
  • Catherine Letondal

    Related Publications

  • Catherine Letondal, Stéphane Chatty, W. Greg Phillips, Fabien André, Stéphane Conversy
    Usability requirements for interaction-oriented development tools
    Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on the Psychology of Programming.

  • Stéphane Chatty
    Supporting multidisciplinary software composition for interactive applications
    Proceedings of the 7th international symposium on software composition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science volume 4954, Springer Verlag, 2008.

  • Stéphane Chatty
    Programs = data + algorithms + architecture, and consequences for interactive software
    Proceedings of the IFIP conference on Engineering Interactive Systems (EIS 2007), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, 2007.

  • Stéphane Chatty, Alexandre Lemort, Stéphane Valès
    Multiple input support in a model-based interaction framework
    Proceedings of the second annual IEEE international workshop on horizontal interactive human-computer systems (Tabletop 2007)
    IEEE computer society, 2007

    More information on Istar

  • the djnn framework (djnn is Istar new name)
  • contact at LII : chatty at enac dot fr