From a simple flow to social applications

Juan Jara, Florian Daniel, Fabio Casati, Maurizio Marchese

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Currently, there are a lot of people trying to leverage on the success of social networks by implementing social applications. However, implementing social applications is complex, due to the requirements and constraints put by the social networks to protect their data. In this work we present Simple Flow, a tool that simplifies the creation of social applications. Simple Flow proposes a processes-based approach to the design and execution of social applications. Simple Flow targets end-users and programmers with no experience in programming for social networks, giving them the possibility to design processes by concatenating social network actions (like post a message or comment a photo). For the execution of the designed processes Simple Flow interconnects, at runtime, template web pages (one page per action) according to the process design defined previously. These templates abstract the complexities of the interactions with social networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Trends in Web Engineering - ICWE 2013 International Workshops Composable Web, QWE, MDWE, DMSSW, EMotions, CSE, SSN, and PhD Symposium, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages12
Volume8295 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2013 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8295 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2013


  • Design tools and techniques, component-based development
  • Social applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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