A Service-Oriented Web Application Framework

* Haluk Demirkan, Arizona State University
Robert R. Harmon, Portland State University
Michael Goul, Arizona State University

The unprecedented convergence in the field of IT – emergent Web applications, Web 3.0, cloud computing, internet-enabled smartphones, RFID, high-performance computing, global high-speed communications, and advanced sensing and data analysis – is creating opportunities and also challenges for organizations. Today, a company’s business highly depends on a robust, Web enabled, flexible information and communication infrastructure to foster corporate agility and productivity. This paper proposes a systematic framework for conceptualizing the implementation of a Service-Oriented Web Application Framework that includes inter- and intra- organizational business process, service and resource execution models for development and deployment of emergent Web applications that are easy to use, easy to understand, easily re- deployed, role-based and data centric. By breaking large monolithic solutions into flexible components, enabling out-of-the-box interoperability and process lifecycles, the Service-Oriented Web Application Framework provides opportunities for organizations to develop and deploy platform, technology and location independent, reduced risk and context-rich Web solutions.

 

* Corresponding Author

Demirkan, H., Harmon, R. and Goul, M. (2011) “Service-Oriented Web Application Framework: Utility-grade Instrumentation of Emergent Web Applications,” the special issue of the IEEE IT Professional on the Future of Web Applications: Strategies and Design, 15-21, September/ October.