WebComposition Service Linking System: Supporting development, federation and evolution of service-oriented Web applications
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gaedke
Third Int. Workshop on Web-oriented Software Technology (IWWOST 2003)
Proceedings of the Third Int. Workshop on Web-oriented Software Technology (IWWOST 2003)
There exists a need within many large organizations and their partners to operate cross-organizational Web applications. This paper introduces the WebComposition Service Linking System (WSLS), a component-based and serviceoriented system which makes extensive use of Web Services and other standardized Internet technology in order to support development, maintenance and management of reusable and configurable components for cross-organizational Web applications. A real-world application based around the WSLS support system which provides globally accessible core services, NUKATH -- Notebook University Karlsruhe(TH) -- is introduced. Our NUKATH projects vision is that business processes of universities shall be established, supported, and provided by aggregations of high-quality, ubiquitously accessible, federated services. These federation-aware services could thence be the basis for reusable and standardized business building blocks of a university. Furthermore, these services could transcend the "business" borders of a university thus allowing for unique meta-structures of distributed universities supporting new collaboration scenarios in education and research.
Gaedke, Martin; Nussbaumer, Martin; Tonkin, Emma: WebComposition Service Linking System: Supporting development, federation and evolution of service-oriented Web applications. Proceedings of the Third Int. Workshop on Web-oriented Software Technology (IWWOST 2003), 2003.