Universal Resource Lifecycle Management

Báez, Marcos and Casati, Fabio and Marchese, Maurizio (2009) Universal Resource Lifecycle Management. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

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    This paper presents a model and a tool that allows Web users to define, execute, and manage lifecycles for any artifact available on the Web. In the paper we show the need for lifecycle management of Web artifacts, and we show in particular why it is important that non-programmers are also able to do this. We then discuss why current models do not allow this, and we present a model and a system implementation that achieves lifecycle management for any URI-identifiable and accessible object. The most challenging parts of the work lie in the definition of a simple but universal model and system (and in particular in allowing universality and simplicity to coexist) and in the ability to hide from the lifecycle modeler the complexity intrinsic in having to access and manage a variety of resources, which differ in nature, in the operations that are allowed on them, and in the protocols and data formats required to access them.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software
    Additional Information: Submitted to the first workshop on "Information and Software as Services" WISS 2009 in association to the ICDE 2009 conference
    Report Number: DISI-09-008
    Repository staff approval on: 05 Feb 2009

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