The mashup cube with tree different perspectives on the mashup ecosystem.
It's our try to bring some order into the myriad of different definitions
and interpretations of what mashups are and what not. The organization of
the book reflects the structure of the cube.
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Mashups: Concepts, Models and Architectures. The purpose
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About the book
Mashups have emerged as an innovative software trend that re-interprets existing
Web building blocks and leverages the composition of individual components in novel,
value-adding ways. Additional appeal also derives from their potential to turn
non-programmers into developers.
Daniel and Matera have written the first comprehensive reference work for mashups.
They systematically cover the main concepts and techniques underlying mashup design
and development, the synergies among the models involved at different levels of
abstraction, and the way models materialize into composition paradigms and architectures
of corresponding development tools. The book deliberately takes a balanced approach,
combining a scientific perspective on the topic with an in-depth view on relevant technologies.
To this end, the first part of the book introduces the theoretical and technological
foundations for designing and developing mashups, as well as for designing tools that
can aid mashup development. The second part then focuses more specifically on various
aspects of mashups. It discusses a set of core component technologies, core approaches,
and architectural patterns, with a particular emphasis on tool-aided mashup development
exploiting model-driven architectures. Development processes for mashups are also discussed,
and special attention is paid to composition paradigms for the end-user development of
mashups and quality issues.
Overall, the book is of interest to a wide range of readers. Students, lecturers, and
researchers will find a comprehensive overview of core concepts and technological
foundations for mashup implementation and composition. Even without low-level coding
details, practitioners like software architects will find guidance on key implementation
concepts, architectural patterns, and development tools and approaches. A related website
provides additional teaching material which can be used either as part of a course or for
“This book is timely, provides a through scientific investigation
and also has practical relevance in the general area of composition
and mashups. It is of particular interest to researchers and professionals
wishing to learn about relevant concepts and techniques in service mashups,
composition, and end-user programming.” – From the Preface by Boualem
Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Table of contents
You can click on chapter titles to show/hide the respective sections and subsections.
Where available you can also inspect excerpts of the book.
Florian Daniel is a senior research fellow at the University of Trento, Italy.
He has been visiting researcher at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, and HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA,
and post-doc researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Florian has been working on
mashups and lightweight integration on the Web for more than seven years in the context
of own research, EU-FP7 projects, and industry-funded projects in Europe, the United States,
and China. His research interests also include conceptual modeling of Web applications,
business process management and service-oriented computing. Florian has served as PC Chair
of the international conferences BPM, ICWE and MobiWIS.
Maristella Matera is Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Her research focuses on Web Engineering, with particular emphasis on model-based methods
and tools for Web application development. She dedicated the last years to investigating
mashup languages and tools, with particular focus on the definition of composition
paradigms for the end-user development. She worked on these (and other) research topics
in the context of several national and international research projects. She published the
achieved results in more than one hundred papers, and in the books "Engineering Web
Applications" (Springer, 2009) and "Designing Data-Intensive Web Applications" (Morgan
Kaufmann publisher, 2002).
Cover text. Nowadays, Web applications are almost omnipresent. The Web has become a platform not
only for information delivery, but also for eCommerce systems, social networks, mobile
services, and distributed learning environments. Engineering Web applications involves many
intrinsic challenges due to their distributed nature, content orientation, and the requirement
to make them available to a wide spectrum of users who are unknown in advance.
The authors discuss these challenges in the context of well-established engineering
processes, covering the whole product lifecycle from requirements engineering through
design and implementation to deployment and maintenance. They stress the importance
of models in Web application development, and they compare well-known Web-specific
development processes like WebML, WSDM and OOHDM to traditional software development
approaches like the waterfall model and the spiral model. Important problem areas inherent
to the Web, like localization, personalization, accessibility, and usage analysis, are dealt with
in detail, and a final chapter provides both a description of and an outlook on recent Semantic
Web and Web 2.0 developments.
Overall, their book delivers a comprehensive presentation of the state-of-the-art in Web
application development and thus forms an ideal basis for academic or industrial courses in
this or related areas. It is equally suitable for self-study by researchers or advanced
professionals who require an overview on how to use up-to-date Web technologies.
Table of contents. Preview here
the preface, table of contents and introduction.
Below you can find some material from the book and from our own teaching material
that may be useful for you own classes and lectures. All material we post here is
free for classroom use or teaching if the source of the material is properly cited.
Figures of the book
Here all the figures of the book in .ppt and .pdf:
We also just gave a short tutorial on mashups at the 14th International Conference
on Web Engineering (ICWE 2014) in Toulouse, France. The tutorial is heavily based on
this book, and the slides we used can be found here:
C. Ardito, M.F. Costabile, G. Desolda, R. Lanzilotti, M. Matera, A. Piccinno, M. Picozzi. User-driven visual composition of service-based interactive spaces.
Journal of Visual Languages & Computing, 25(4), pp. 278–296 (2014)
F. Casati, F. Daniel, A. De Angeli, M. Imran, S. Soi, C.R. Wilkinson, M. Marchese. Developing mashup tools for end users: on the importance of the application domain. IJNGC, 3(2) (2012)
H. Gebhardt, M. Gaedke, F. Daniel, S. Soi, F. Casati, C. Iglesias, S. Wilson. From mashups to telco mashups: A survey. IEEE Internet Computing, 16(3), pp. 70-76 (2012)
F. Daniel, S. Soi, S. Tranquillini, F. Casati, C. Heng, L. Yan. Distributed orchestration of user interfaces. Information Systems, 37(6), pp. 539-556 (2012)
C. Cappiello, M. Matera, M. Picozzi, F. Daniel, A. Fernandez. Quality-aware mashup composition: issues, techniques and tools. Proc. of QUATIC 2012, pp. 10-19 (2012)
F. Daniel, M. Matera, M. Weiss. Next in mashup mevelopment: User-created apps on the Web. IT Professional, 13(5), pp. 22-29 (2011)
C. Cappiello, M. Matera, M. Picozzi, G. Sprega, D. Barbagallo, C. Francalanci. DashMash: A mashup environment for end-user development. Proc. of ICWE 2011, pp. 152-166 (2011)
S.R. Chowdhury, F. Daniel, F. Casati. Efficient, Interactive recommendation of mashup composition knowledge. Proc. of ICSOC 2011, pp. 374-388 (2011)
C. Cappiello, F. Daniel, M. Matera, C. Pautasso. Information quality in mashups. IEEE Internet Computing, 14(4), pp. 14-22 (2010)
F. Daniel, F. Casati, B. Benatallah, M.-C. Shan. Hosted universal composition: models, languages and infrastructure in mashArt. Proc. of ER 2009, pp. 428-443 (2009)
F. Daniel, M. Matera. Turning Web applications into mashup components: issues, models, and solutions. Proc. of ICWE 2009, pp. 45-60 (2009)
C. Cappiello, F. Daniel, M. Matera. A quality model for mashup components. Proc. of ICWE 2009, pp. 236-250 (2009)
F. Daniel, J. Yu, B. Benatallah, F. Casati, M. Matera, R. Saint-Paul. Understanding UI integration: A survey of problems, technologies, and opportunities.
IEEE Internet Computing 11(3), pp. 59-66 (2007)
J. Yu, B. Benatallah, F. Casati, F. Daniel. Understanding mashup development. IEEE Internet Computing, 12(5), pp. 44-52 (2008)
J. Yu, B. Benatallah, R. Saint-Paul, F. Casati, F. Daniel, M. Matera. A framework for rapid integration of presentation components.
Proc. of WWW 2007, pp. 923-932 (2007)
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