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JSR 103: JAINTM User Interaction API

This JSR has been Withdrawn
Reason: Withdrawn following decisions at the November 2002 JAIN meeting in Austin.

Original Java Specification Request (JSR)

Identification | Request | Contributions

Original Summary: The JAINTM User Interaction 1.0 API is the Java specification of the Parlay Generic User Interaction 3.0 API.

The API is intended to allow software developers to rapidly develop external Service Provider type applications using abstract primitives that hide the heterogeneity of underlying networks.

Section 1. Identification

Submitting Member: AePONA Ltd
Name of Contact Person : Aidan McGowan

E-Mail Address:

Telephone Number:+44 (0)2890275243

Fax Number : +44 (0) 28 9026 9111

Specification Lead: Kieran McPeake

E-Mail Address:

Telephone Number:+44 28 90 269 118

Fax Number: +44 28 90 269 111

Initial Expert Group Membership:

SUN Microsystems

Section 2: Request

2.1 Please describe the proposed Specification:

The JAINTM User Interaction 1.0 specification will provide Java APIs for use in a Parlay client environment.

These APIs are functionally compatible with the Parlay Generic User Interaction 3.0 APIs.

State-of-the-art design patterns will be used hiding some details of the underlying communication model between Parlay client and server.

2.2 What is the target Java platform? (i.e., desktop, server, personal, embedded, card, etc.)

The JAINTM User Interaction 1.0 specification is targeted for the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms.

2.3 What need of the Java community will be addressed by the proposed specification?

The JAINTM User Interaction 1.0 API will be part of a Java technology instantiation of Parlay, which enables external enterprises to rapidly build and deploy applications that exploit capabilities of the underlying telco's network. By adopting Parlay, the Java community can leverage on the huge investment made by Parlay members into the specification and associated adoption across the IT & telecom industry.

This specification is required to ensure continued standardization across the computing industry with regard to public open APIs.

2.4 Why isn't this need met by existing specifications?

There exists no JAINTM (or JavaTM) API to represent a JavaTM specification of the Parlay Generic User Interaction API at present.

2.5 Please give a short description of the underlying technology or technologies:

The JAINTM User Interaction 1.0 specification abstracts underlying network capabilities.

It is anticipated that the proposed API would be implemented on a Parlay client, using an arbitrary communication protocol to a Parlay Server, to access Generic User Interaction services in a controlled and secure telecoms environment.

It is highly desired that the API seamlessly interoperates with other JAINTM APIs including but not limited to:

  • JAINTM Call Control

    2.6 Is there a proposed package name for the API Specification? (i.e., javapi.something, org.something, etc.)

    The Specification will be provided directly in, and in subpackages of

    It will contribute common classes and interfaces to javax.jain and, as defined in the JAINTM Common API.

    2.7 Does the proposed specification have any dependencies on specific operating systems, CPUs, or I/O devices that you know of?


    2.8 Are there any security issues that cannot be addressed by the current security model?


    2.9 Are there any internationalization or localization issues?


    2.10 Are there any existing specifications that might be rendered obsolete, deprecated, or in need of revision as a result of this work?


    2.11 Please describe the anticipated schedule for the development of this specification.

    Initial Expert meeting: 10th December 2001
    Regular expert group sessions during JAIN meetings Conference calls when required

    Community Review: late Q1 2002
    Public Review: Q2 2002
    Proposed Final Draft: early Q3 2002
    RI & TCK: early Q4 2002
    Final Release: late Q4 2002

    Section 3: Contributions

    3.1 Please list any existing documents, specifications, or implementations that describe the technology. Please include links to the documents if they are publicly available.

    Documents describing JAINTM can be found at:

    Documents describing Parlay can be found at:

    3.2 Explanation of how these items might be used as a starting point for the work.

    The Parlay GUI would form the basis of the JAINTM GUI API.