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Design and Development of Web Information Systems

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Web Information Systems – General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 3-30
  3. High Level WIS Design – Strategic Analysis and Usage Modelling with Storyboarding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 33-59
    3. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 61-109
    4. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 111-132
    5. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 133-199
    6. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 201-256
  4. Conceptual WIS Design – Rigorous Modelling of Web Information Systems and Their Layout with Web Interaction Types and Screenography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 259-298
    3. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 299-312
    4. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 313-334
    5. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 335-374
  5. Rationale of the Co-Design Methodology and Systematic Development of Web Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 377-427
    3. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 429-470
    4. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
      Pages 471-529
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 531-590

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the research of the authors over more than a decade on an end-to-end methodology for the design and development of Web Information Systems (WIS). It covers syntactics, semantics and pragmatics of WIS, introduces sophisticated concepts for conceptual modelling, provides integrated foundations for all these concepts and integrates them into the co-design method for systematic WIS development. WIS, i.e. data-intensive information systems that are realized in a way that arbitrary users can access them via web browsers, constitute a prominent class of information systems, for which acceptance by its a priori unknown users in varying contexts with respect to the presented content, the ease of functionality provided and the attraction of the layout adds novel challenges for modelling, design and development.

This book is structured into four parts. Part I, Web Information Systems – General Aspects, gives a general introduction to WIS describing the challenges for their development, and provides a characterization by six decisive aspects: intention, usage, content, functionality, context and presentation. Part II, High-Level WIS Design – Strategic Analysis and Usage Modelling with Storyboarding, introduces methods for high-level design of WIS covering strategic aspects and the storyboarding method, which is discussed from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic perspectives. Part III, Conceptual WIS Design – Rigorous Modelling of Web Information Systems and their Layout with Web Interaction Types and Screenography, continues with conceptual design of WIS including layout and playout. This introduces the decisive web interaction types, the screenography method and adaptation aspects. The final Part IV, Rationale of the Co-Design Methodology and Systematic Development of Web Information Systems, describes the co-design method for WIS development and its application for the systematic engineering of systems.

The book addresses the research community, and at the same time can be used for education of graduate students and as methodological support for professional WIS developers. For the WIS research community it provides methods for WIS modelling on all levels of abstraction including theoretical foundations and inference mechanisms as well as a sophisticated end-to-end methodology for systematic WIS engineering from requirements elicitation over conceptual modelling to aspects of implementation, layout and playout. For students and professional developers the book can be used as a whole for educational courses on WIS design and development, as well as for more specific courses on conceptual modelling of WIS, WIS foundations and reasoning, co-design and WIS engineering or WIS layout and playout development.

Keywords

Information systems applications Web applications Software creation and management Requirements Engineering Model-driven software engineering Interaction design User interface design

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.UIUC InstituteZhejiang UniversityHainingChina
  2. 2.Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für InformatikKielGermany

About the authors

Klaus-Dieter Schewe is Professor at the UIUC Institute of Zhejiang University. Before he had worked as Professor of Computer Science at the Technical University of Clausthal, Massey University and Johannes Kepler University Linz as well as in industrial and non-university research organisations of Philips Research Laboratory Hamburg and Software Competence Center Hagenberg. His main fields of research cover rigorous methods, logic and semantics, data and knowledge base theory, distributed and hybrid systems, and conceptual modelling, in particular web information systems. He received several awards as distinguished researcher in New Zealand and Austria.

Bernhard Thalheim is Full Professor of Databases and Information Systems at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel and honorary Kolmogorov Professor at Moscow State University Lomonossov. Before being appointed to Kiel he worked as Professor at the Universities of Dresden, Rostock and Cottbus. His main fields of research cover databases and information systems, and conceptual modelling, in particular web information systems and foundations of modelling. He is author of the book “Entity-relationship modeling - foundations of database technology”.

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