Building quality into web information systems

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Abstract

Software quality is a multi-faceted concept defined using different attributes and models. From all various quality attributes, the quality of adaptiveness, composed of understandability, maintainability and scalability, is by far most critical. Building adaptiveness quality into a system is an undertaking in complexity management, which in turn is a task in determination and minimization of dependencies between software elements. This paper explains a layered meta-architecture for achieving adaptive solutions. It then uses the Design Structure Matrix (DSM) method to explain the process of measuring complexity/adaptiveness of solutions. Finally, the paper discusses the pros and cons of Semantic Web Services (SWS) in the context of building quality into Web Information Systems. The discussion is conducted against the background of the holonic approach to science (as a middle ground between holism and reductionism).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWEBIST 2008 - 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Proceedings
EditorsJose Cordeiro, Joaquim Filipe, Slimane Hammoudi
Place of PublicationMadeira, Portugal
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventWEBIST 2008 - 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 4 May 20087 May 2008

Other

OtherWEBIST 2008 - 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period4/05/087/05/08

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