The M3W project

M3W =  Model-driven support for Multi-channel Mobile Work


Financing and administrative info

M3W is a project financed by The Norwegian Research Council (NFR) under the program VERDIKT, for the period January 2006 - December 2009. It supports 3 PhD students that is planned to start I September 2006. The project manager is Prof. John Krogstie, IDI, NTNU. Other researchers involved are Prof  Guttorm Sindre IDI, NTNU and Professor Andreas Opdahl IFI, UIB, Bergen Norway. Since the PhD students also do 25% teaching paid by the department, they are scheduled to finish September 2010. For more information about the project, contact krogstie at

Project summary

The project will develop and evaluate a prototype process support system for mobile work built on top of existing components. The mobile work system prototype will be:

·       Model-driven to support rapid tailoring of work processes to utilise technology changes and to reflect changing requirements at the organisation, group and user levels.

·       Multi-channel to support coordinated use of multiple types of mobile devices and other computing equipment in a single work process


For this purpose, the project will develop:

·       A model-driven process support system for multi-channel mobile work, based on interactive enterprise modelling and requirements specification techniques that deal with unstable and unclear work processes and with unstable, unclear and sometimes inconsistent requirements at the user, group and organisation levels.

·       Multi-channel solutions for a model-driven mobile work system based on interactive enterprise information architecture modelling techniques to integrate the mobile work system with the users’ other systems of choice and to support rapid system reconfigurations that utilise technology changes.

·       Model-integration techniques to integrate the interactive models (1) with one another to make it possible to coordinate and evolve (models of) work processes, requirements and architectures over time and (2) with existing model enactment techniques to enable user-friendly planning and execution of processes according to task priority and user profiles.

The project will evaluate the proposed approach both analytically and empirically, by involving industrial partners in evaluation activities.



Results of the projects are found through Wireless Trondheim Living Lab


Last updated 02/12/2006