The role of FLIPP explainers as a tool to assist the visual composition of web services for enterprise systems

ADAMS, N., POLOVINA, S. and HILL, R. (2008). The role of FLIPP explainers as a tool to assist the visual composition of web services for enterprise systems. In: CROITORU, M., JASCHKE, R. and RUDOLPH, S., (eds.) Conceptual structures tools and the web : proceedings of the third Conceptual structures tool interoperability workshop (CS-TIW 2008) at the 16th International conference on conceptual structures (ICCS 2008), Toulouse, France, 7 July 2008. CEUR workshop proceedings (352). Tilburg, CEUR-WS, 7-12.

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Abstract

This work considers process orchestration for software development on Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). In this research the concept of FLIPP explainers are introduced to the web service community. The FLIPP explainer is a conceptual structure providing mass simplification to otherwise complex logic without the use of text or symbols. In this research the FLIPP explainer has been transformed into a workable tool to develop composite applications alongside SOAs as a direct alternative to some of the current products being offered by SAP and Oracle. Tests indicate that the tool has potential to assist in the development of applications but offers more real promise for the visualization of complex systems and processes. Also, the work highlights the fundamental issues that the FLIPP has for software development, including the initial complexity of designing the diagrams. Finally, guidelines for future enhancements and potential work are provided.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Depositing User: Sarah Ward
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 10:23
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2010 10:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1179

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