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Journal of Web Engineering

Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Bebo White, Stanford University, USA

ISSN: 1540-9589 (Print Version),

ISSN: 1544-5976 (Online Version)
Vol: 4   Issue: 1

Published In:   March 2005

Publication Frequency: 8 issues per year

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A Comparison of Two Approaches for Automatic Construction of Web Applications

M. Taguchi, K. Jamroendararasame, K. Asami and T. Tokuda

Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan

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Abstract: To support development of consistent and secure Web applications, we have designed a number of Web application generators. These generators can be roughly classi ed into two types of approaches: an annotation approach and a diagram approach. In this paper, we try to make clear the roles of these generators, and compare the two approaches in terms of target applications, development processes and target users. While both approaches are suciently powerful and exible enough to eciently construct typical Web applications, the most appropriate generator should be chosen according to the characteristics of the application and the development process.

Keywords: Web applications, code generation, annotations, diagrams

Adding Client-Side Adaptation to the Conceptual Design of e-Learning Web Applications

S. Ceri1, P. Dolog2, M. Matera 1and W. Nejdl2

1Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2University of Hannover, Germany

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Abstract: In this paper, we integrate WebML, a high-level model and technology for building server-side Web applications with UML-Guide, a UML-based system that generates client-side guides for the adaptation of Web applications. The combination of the systems is shown at work on a e-Learning scenario: WebML is the basis of the specification of a generic e-Learning system, collecting a large number of learning objects, while U

Keywords: Personalization, UML, WebML Modeling, Web Engineering

Fundamentals of Exception Handling within Workflow-Based Web Applications

M. Brambilla and C. Tziviskou

Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano, Italy

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Abstract: As the Web becomes a platform for implementing B2B applications, the need arises of extending Web conceptual modeling from data-centric applications to data- and process-centric applications. New primitives must be put in place to implement workflows describing business processes. In this context, new problems about process safety arise, due to the loose control on Web clients. Indeed, user behavior can generate dangerous incoherencies for the execution of processes. This paper presents a proposal of workflow-enabling primitives for Web applications, and a high level approach to the management of exceptions that occurs during execution of processes. We present a classification of exceptions that can occur inside workflow-based Web applications, and recovery policies to retrieve coherent status and data after an exception. An implementation experience is briefly presented too.

Keywords: Web site design, web site management, workflow, exception handling

Interplay of Content and Context

R. Belotti, C. Decurtins, M. Grossniklaus, M.C. Norrie and A. Palinginis

Institute for Information Systems, ETH Zurich 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

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Abstract: We examine the relationship between context engines and content management systems, showing by means of an example application how these should mutually interact with each other to ensure the timely delivery of relevant information. We show how a content management system can use context information to enrich its functionality and also how a general and abstract approach to content management can support context awareness. Information models of the general context engine and content management system that we have developed are presented, along with a description of how a symbiotic relationship of content and context can be achieved through the integration of these models.

Keywords: Context, Content Management, Information Modelling, Metadata

Accelerating Dynamic Web Content Delivery Using Keyword-based Fragment Detection

D. Brodie, A. Gupta and W-S Shi

Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University,Detroit, Michigan, 48202, USA

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Abstract: Recent advances in Web engineering have enabled the rapid growth of dynamic Web services such as Web-based email, online banking, online shopping and entertainment. We envision that finding an effective way to deliver these dynamic Web services and understanding the relationship between Web application design and delivery are two important Web engineering issues, and have not been seriously considered in the community. In this paper, we intend to tackle the first problem and pave the way for solving the second problem in the future . To efficiently serve this trend, several server-side and cache-side fragment-based techniques, which exploit reuse of Web pages at the sub-document (also known as fragment) level, have been proposed. Most of these techniques do not focus on the creation of the fragmented content from existing dynamic content. Also, existing caching techniques do not support fragment movement across the document, a common behavior in dynamic Web content.

Keywords: Object Characteristics, Dynamic Web Content, Dynamic Content Adapter, Fragment-based Caching

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