Building self-managing web information systems from generic components

G.J.P.M. Houben, Z. Fiala, K.A.M. Sluijs, van der, M. Hinz

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The increasing need for device independence and personalization forces organizations to automatically adapt their Web Information Systems (WISs) to individual users and their client platforms. Moreover, the Web’s evolution to a dynamic interaction medium also requires such WISs to be self-adaptive, i.e. to dynamically adjust themselves to a constantly changing reality. Still, there are no generic software components to manage this multitude of adaptation aspects. This paper presents the Self-Adapting GAC (SAG), a generic component for realizing self-managing adaptive WISs. It has the capability to perform adaptive data transformations, but it can also dynamically reconfigure itself to the current situation. For configuring the SAG an RDF-based rule language is introduced, providing rules for both content adaptation and self-configuration. Moreover, based on the modular document generation architecture of the AMACONT project an implementation of the SAG is provided. The resulting architecture is explained in detail and elucidated by a running example prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings International Workshop on Adaptive and Self-Managing Enterprise Applications (ASMEA'05, Porto, Portugal, June 14, 2005), in: Proceedings CAiSE'05 Workshops
Place of PublicationPorto, Portugal
PublisherFaculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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