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37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the (2004)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 5, 2004 to Jan. 8, 2004
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-2056-1
pp: 70164b
Stefan B?ttcher , University of Paderborn
Christian Dannewitz , wallmedien AG
Within the area of data transfer and messaging over the world wide web, there coexists a growing number of protocols that fulfill different tasks, however an accepted standard for all tasks does not exist. For applications in areas like e-procurement, this becomes an even more challenging problem, as they are confronted with rapidly changing technology standards as well as with changing messaging requirements. To overcome this problem, we present a reconfigurable architecture that not only allows to exchange protocols according to future needs of web-based e-commerce systems, but also allows to specify for each individual task, which protocol of a given protocol stack shall be used to fulfill this specific task. Thereby, our architecture allows for an individual mapping of tasks to protocols or even protocol-independent software-components that are most appropriate to fulfill these tasks. This results in a highly reconfigurable stack of task-oriented modules where modules can be exchanged, removed, and integrated easily and independently. Therefore, we consider our architecture to be a significant step towards a reconfigurable software architecture for web-based e-commerce systems that can easily be adapted to both, currently unknown future application needs and future software components.

S. B?ttcher and C. Dannewitz, "A Task-Oriented Reconfigurable Software Architecture for e-Commerce Document Exchange," 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2004, pp. 70164b.
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