Distributed user interface orchestration: On the composition of multi-user (search) applications

Florian Daniel, Stefano Soi, Fabio Casati

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While mashups may integrate into a new web application data, application logic, and user interfaces sourced from the Web - a highly intricate and complex task - they typically come in the form of simple applications (e.g., composed of only one web page) for individual users. In this chapter, we introduce the idea of distributed user interface orchestration, a mashup-like development paradigm that, in addition to the above features, also provides support for the coordination of multiple users inside one shared application or process. We describe the concepts and models underlying the approach and introduce the MarcoFlow system, a platform for the assisted development of distributed user interface orchestrations. As a concrete development example, we show how the system can be profitably used for the development of an advanced, collaborative search application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSearch Computing - Trends and Developments
Number of pages10
Volume6585 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Search Computing - Trends and Developments, SeCo 2010 - Como, Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 May 201031 May 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6585 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceWorkshop on Search Computing - Trends and Developments, SeCo 2010
CityComo, Milan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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