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Toward Web-Based Application Management Systems
July/August 2001 (vol. 13 no. 4)
pp. 683-702

Abstract—As Web technology spreads, the number, variety, and sophistication of Web-based information services is literally exploding. While some effort has been put into managing a single, centrally controlled Web site, current Web technologies offer little help for managing Web-based applications in-the-large. This is partly due to the distributed, heterogeneous, and open nature of such applications. This paper proposes a generic framework for managing Web-based applications which addresses both semantic and managerial issues. Semantic issues are addressed through the inclusion of a domain model component in the framework which describes the kinds of information that are available. Management issues are treated through a framework which includes formally-defined notions for an information model, information base consistency, transactions, and concurrency control. Thus, the proposed management system provides a semantically robust environment for Web-based information services while allowing for Web source independence.

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Index Terms:
Semantic interoperability, domain model, change propagation, concurrency control.
Avigdor Gal, John Mylopoulos, "Toward Web-Based Application Management Systems," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 683-702, July-Aug. 2001, doi:10.1109/69.940740
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