Conclusions

Conclusions

Roberto Paiano (University of Salento, Italy), Anna Lisa Guido (University of Salento, Italy) and Andrea Pandurino (University of Salento, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-300-5.ch015
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In this chapter, we briefly summarize the results achieved in this book, and we will provide some indications on possible future developments. In the book’s coverage, we mainly focus on the design and on the development of complex Web information systems that are information systems that aim to manage, in an explicit way, the design of the processes inside the Web application as support for them.
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Future Work

The book, in conclusion, represents the point of arrival of a research work on which the group has been working by now for 10 years. However, because of the importance of this approach, we are working on the following future developments:

  • To subsequently refine the proposed methodologies: this may be realized making an extensive session of test on other cases of study opportunely selected.

  • To refine the realized editor adding both a tool of validation of the design and a tool of simulation of the business processes in order to evaluate the benefits of the re-engineering. Furthermore, the editor must be adapted to the new publishing IDM model.

  • To refine the tool of generation of code also considering the real layout of the pages and the connection to a real database creating an interface that it dynamically allows the Web application produced to interface itself with a database compatible with the design. In conclusion, the tool of code generation, according to the actual tendency found in the international scientific panorama, has to come to a level of maturity to make useless, if not to improve the generator itself, the figure of the developer.

Furthermore, we are working on two other directions:

  • To make more general the BPMN™ editor allowing the export of the diagram in XPDL format; the goal is to allow using the BPMN™ editor without forcing the business analysts to use the whole suite but allowing them to use another tools XPDL complaint.

  • To use the new evolution of the framework Apache Struts2™ that has interesting features such as AJAX support and an easy integration with Spring Web Flow allowing us to have a unique suite to generate code according to IDM and P-IDM process methodology.

The work here presented and the future works described, are oriented to simplify as most as possible the design and the development of the complex Web information systems. The approach here proposed, thanks to the set of tools that allows translating the design in a machine readable format and to obtain the overall code, allows reducing the effort of the implementation phase allowing the designer to concentrate itself in the design phase surely most important and delicate.

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Dedication
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
Table of Contents
Foreword
Paolo Paolini
Acknowledgment
Roberto Paiano
Chapter 1
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
The analysis of the business processes, realized through visits and interviews to the employees, must necessarily aim to provide for visibility to a... Sample PDF
Evolution of Business Process Notation
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Chapter 2
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
In this chapter, the main methodologies of Web application design established into the international scientific panorama are presented. Each of... Sample PDF
Web Information System Design Methodologies Overview
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Chapter 3
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
IDM provides also a good organization of pages with PIDM that, producing different views, allows focusing on different design aspects. IDM inherits... Sample PDF
Details About IDM Web Application Design Methodology
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Chapter 4
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
It is now clear that a careful initial phase of design, above all that it concerns for the complex Web information systems, it is essential to... Sample PDF
A Brief Introduction to Ontology
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Chapter 5
The Design Vision  (pages 106-130)
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
From the considerations made in the previous chapters, it emerges that the design of the complex Web information system must consider in a separate... Sample PDF
The Design Vision
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Chapter 6
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
There are several problems to face in the definition of the methodology of design object of this chapter. In regards to the internal users of the... Sample PDF
Web Application Process-Oriented Design for External Users
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Chapter 7
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
The case of study in examination has the goal of realizing a Web application to support an operator of a tourist agency that wants to realize a... Sample PDF
A Case Study for External Users
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Chapter 8
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
As more times underlined within this book, when the application is turned to the inside, users of the company that do not need information of... Sample PDF
Web Application Process-Oriented Design for Internal Users
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Chapter 9
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
The case immediately introduces it as a case strongly oriented to the logic of process and for which the operator, which in this context operates by... Sample PDF
Case Study for Internal Users
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Chapter 10
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
Surely, the design phase is one of the most important in the whole information system life cycle. The design phase allows realizing of the... Sample PDF
From the Model to the Code Generator
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Chapter 11
Technological Choices  (pages 233-252)
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
Referring back to how much was described in the preceding chapters, we introduce in this chapter the technological choices made up in order to... Sample PDF
Technological Choices
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Chapter 12
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
As it will be clearer subsequently, two different technologies will be used for realizing the generation of the code; the first one predominantly... Sample PDF
Tool to Support the Design Methdology: A Configurable Editor
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Chapter 13
Code Generators  (pages 287-310)
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
In this chapter, the design and the development of the code generating tools based on the technologies (described in Chapter XI) are presented. In... Sample PDF
Code Generators
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Chapter 14
Case Studies  (pages 311-352)
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
This chapter presents the detailed output of the two code generators showed in the previous chapter. For the first code generator software, the main... Sample PDF
Case Studies
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Chapter 15
Conclusions  (pages 323-358)
Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Andrea Pandurino
In this chapter, we briefly summarize the results achieved in this book, and we will provide some indications on possible future developments. In... Sample PDF
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