Engineering Location-Based Services in the Web

Engineering Location-Based Services in the Web

Silvia Gordillo (LIFIA, UNLP, Argentina), Javier Bazzocco (LIFIA, UNLP, Argentina), Gustavo Rossi (LIFIA, UNLP, Argentina and Conicet, Argentina) and Robert Laurini (LIRIS, INSA-LYON, France)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-432-3.ch005
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will present a modular approach for building evolvable location-based services in the context of Web applications. We first motivate our research by discussing the state of the art of location-based services; next we analyze which design problems we face while building this kind of application, stressing those problems related with the application’s evolution. We present an object-oriented design approach for engineering location-based applications that effectively supports the evolution of these applications rather than their revolution and give a few examples of its use. We finally discuss some further research issues not explicitly addressed in this chapter.

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