Universal resource lifecycle management

Marcos Báez, Fabio Casati, Maurizio Marchese

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This paper presents a model and a tool that allows Web users to define, execute, and manage lifecycles for any artifact available on the Web. In the paper we show the need for lifecycle management of Web artifacts, and we show in particular why it is important that non-programmers are also able to do this. We then discuss why current models do not allow this, and we present a model and a system implementation that achieves lifecycle management for any URI-identifiable and accessible object. The most challenging parts of the work lie in the definition of a simple but universal model and system (and in particular in allowing universality and simplicity to coexist) and in the ability to hide from the lifecycle modeler the complexity intrinsic in having to access and manage a variety of resources, which differ in nature, in the operations that are allowed on them, and in the protocols and data formats required to access them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 29 Mar 20092 Apr 2009


Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems

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