On the systematic development of domain-specific mashup tools for end users

Muhammad Imran, Stefano Soi, Felix Kling, Florian Daniel, Fabio Casati, Maurizio Marchese

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The recent emergence of mashup tools has refueled research on end user development, i.e., on enabling end-users without programming skills to compose their own applications. Yet, similar to what happened with analogous promises in web service composition and business process management, research has mostly focused on technology and, as a consequence, has failed its objective. In this paper, we propose a domain-specific approach to mashups that is aware of the terminology, concepts, rules, and conventions (the domain) the user is comfortable with. We show what developing a domain-specific mashup tool means, which role the mashup meta-model and the domain model play and how these can be merged into a domain-specific mashup meta-model. We exemplify the approach by implementing a mashup tool for a specific domain (research evaluation) and describe the respective user study. The results of the user study confirm that domain-specific mashup tools indeed lower the entry barrier to mashup development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Engineering - 12th International Conference, ICWE 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Volume7387 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23 Jul 201227 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7387 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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