New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering: Emerging Technologies

New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering: Emerging Technologies

Jana Polgar (NextDigital, Australia) and Greg Adamson (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Release Date: April, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 298
ISBN13: 9781609605711|ISBN10: 1609605713|EISBN13: 9781609605728|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-571-1


Portals and Service Oriented Architecture in general are important areas of study given the growing complexity of modern technology systems. A Portal provides a means of presenting information in an on-line environment. Portals today are widely associated with the World Wide Web.

New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering: Emerging Technologies presents a strong understanding of Portals, SOA, the published research in these fields, as well providing an enterprise-based experience of factors that challenge implementation of Portal and SOA projects in practice. This book includes a balance of background information, summarizing the state of a particular area, and new research that is previously unpublished. These include trends in Portal technology, Service Oriented Architecture, Business issues in Portal and SOA uptake, among others.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business process integration and management
  • Case studies for using portals with content management systems
  • Composite Web service in portal frameworks
  • Customization and portal user interface issues
  • E-commerce applications based on portals and SOA
  • Evolution of B2E & B2B portals
  • Grid portals
  • Managing development of portals & SOA solutions
  • Portal security issues and single sign-on
  • Resource management in portals
  • Semantic Web services & federated portal architectures
  • WSRP role in business integration

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Greg Adamson is a project manager in the financial services industry, based in Melbourne. He holds a PhD from RMIT Faculty of Business and a Bachelor of Technology from the University of Southern Queensland. He has led several emerging technology projects in Europe, Asia, and Australia and has worked on Internet projects since 1991.