Applying the Resource Description Framework to Web Engineering

  • Reinhold Klapsing
  • Gustaf Neumann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1875)


Generally, a multitude of tools is used for the management of a Web application life cycle. It is highly desirable to provide an exchange format for such tools to enable interoperability. This paper presents an eXtensible Web Modeling Framework (Xwmf), which applies the Resource Description Framework (RDF) to Web engineering to provide an interoperable exchange format. Our proposed framework makes use of one and the same (meta-) data model to specify the structure and content of a Web application, to make statements about the elements of a Web application, and to reason about the data and metadata. Xwmf is extensible, because schemata defining additional vocabulary to integrate new design artifacts can be added. The Xwmf tools are able to convert the Web application (metadata) description into the corresponding Web implementation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhold Klapsing
    • 1
  • Gustaf Neumann
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems and Software TechniquesUniversity of EssenEssenGermany

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