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New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering

Book Description

Portals and Service Oriented Architecture in general are important areas of study given the growing complexity of modern technology systems. A Portal provides a means of presenting information in an on-line environment. Portals today are widely associated with the World Wide Web. New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering: Emerging Technologies presents a strong understanding of Portals, SOA, the published research in these fields, as well providing an enterprise-based experience of factors that challenge implementation of Portal and SOA projects in practice. This book includes a balance of background information, summarizing the state of a particular area, and new research that is previously unpublished. These include trends in Portal technology, Service Oriented Architecture, Business issues in Portal and SOA uptake, among others.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. Trends in Portal technology
    2. Services Oriented Architecture
    3. Business issues in Portal and SOA uptake
    4. How case studies help our understanding
    5. Conclusion
  5. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Web Portals Research
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PORTAL AS AN INNOVATION
      4. AN INNOVATION TRANSLATION APPROACH TO WEB PORTAL APPLICATIONS RESEARCH
      5. RESEARCH INTO PORTALS APPLICATIONS: THE GREYPATH PORTAL
      6. RESEARCH INTO PORTALS APPLICATIONS: THE BIZEWEST PORTAL
      7. RESEARCH INTO PORTALS APPLICATIONS: FACILITATING INTERACTION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY OF EDUCATORS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. References
    2. Chapter 2: EDI and the Promise of Portals for Internet Business Use
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. UNEXPECTED LACK OF SUPPORT FOR COMMERCE
      5. A NEW CHANNEL, NOT A NEW ECONOMY
      6. USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT TRADITIONAL BUSINESS MODELS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: Every Need to be Alarmed
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    4. Chapter 4: Building Portal Applications
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    5. Chapter 5: Architecture of the Organic.Edunet Web Portal
      1. Abstract
      2. References
  6. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 6: Adaptation and Recommendation in Modern Web 2.0 Portals
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    2. Chapter 7: An Overview of REST
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    3. Chapter 8: Toward Introducing Semantic Capabilities for WSRP
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    4. Chapter 9: User Facing Web Services in Portals
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    5. Chapter 10: Practitioner Case Study
      1. Abstract
      2. References
  7. Section 3:
    1. Chapter 11: Service Oriented Architecture Conceptual Landscape PART I
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    2. Chapter 12: Service Oriented Architecture Conceptual Landscape PART II
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    3. Chapter 13: WebSphere Portal 6.1
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    4. Chapter 14: Conceptual Business Service
      1. Abstract
      2. References
    5. Chapter 15: Case Study
      1. Abstract
      2. References
  8. Section 4:
    1. Chapter 16: Mobilising the Enterprise
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHARACTERISTICS OF MOBILE DEVICES
      4. DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES
      5. QUALITY OF SERVICE
      6. SERVICE CONSUMPTION
      7. SERVICE DISCOVERY
      8. CONSUMER PROFILING
      9. MOBILE MIDDLEWARE
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. Acknowledgment
      12. REFERENCES
      13. Endnotes
      14. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 17: Two Examples of the Development and Use of Portals
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      4. PORTALS IN THE EARLY 2000s
      5. COMPARING THE AUSTRALIAN AND BANGLADESHI PORTALS
      6. THE PORTALS REVISITED IN 2009
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. References
    3. Chapter 18: Evaluating Students' Perceptions of Interactive Response System (IRS)
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NXTUDY INTRODUCTION
      4. TEACHING WITH NXTUDY
      5. FORMING THE HYPOTHESES AND FRAMEWORK
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. DATA ANALYSIS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. INTROSPECTION
      10. LIMITATION
      11. References
      12. Appendix
    4. Chapter 19: Creating Successful Portals with a Design Framework
      1. Abstract
      2. The Challenge of Integration
      3. Escaping Flatland
      4. The Building Block System
      5. Principle: Portability / Syndication
      6. Conclusion and Further Research
      7. References
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors