Besides writing scientific papers for conferences or journals, I had the pleasure (or the burden) to co-author or co-edit some books. Below you can find their descriptions and some backround info.
Have a look at Springer or Amazon or at the product flyer.
Engineering Web Applications
by Sven Casteleyn, Florian Daniel, Peter Dolog, Maristella Matera
Eventually, in July 2009 we finalized our book entitled "Engineering Web Applications" and published by Springer, an achievement we are particularly proud of. The book is a monograph on the state of the art and on future trends in Web Engineering research and is targeted at students, teachers, and researchers. It tooks us quite a while to agree on all topics and on how to present them, but in the end we could manage to assemble a book that I think is worth having a look at.
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: Preview
Have a look at Amazon,
if you're interested in buying it.
|Context-Aware Web Applications: The Model-Driven Way
by Florian Daniel
This book is actually more a publishing experiment than an book that has been written with the intention of being old to the public. It's basically my PhD thesis in book form. The experiment is the free, digital publication with VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, which has turned out to be a very smooth and fast process. If you are interested in the book, you can of course buy it, for instance, via Amazon or other book stores, but you can also download the thesis (for free) from my web site :-)
Cover text. This book describes a methodological, model-driven approach to context-awareness and adaptivity in the field of Web Engineering and is based on the dissertation "Model-Driven Design of Context-Aware Web Applications" by the author. The described modeling approach is one of the first attempts to enlarge the applicability of adaptive application features in the Web from so-called "adaptive hypermedia systems" to "context-aware Web applications". While the former typically are based on a user model that is dynamically updated based on the observation of the user's navigation actions, the latter are based on a more complex context model and active, context-triggered application features. The research described in this book is applied in the context of WebML (the Web Modeling Language), yet its contribution is general in nature and can be ported to other modeling languages as well.
Table of Content. Preview here the preface and table of contents of the book: Preview
978-3-642-28107-5 Available from Springer (Part I, Part II).
|Business Process Management Workshops
BPM 2011 International Workshops Clermont-Ferrand, France,
August/September 2011 Revised Selected Papers, Part I and II
edited by Florian Daniel, Kamel Barkaoui and Schahram Dustdar
The two LNBIP volumes 99 and 100 collect the post-workshop proceedings of the 12 workshops
help in conjunction with BPM 2011,
from August 28 to September 2, 2011, in Clermont-Ferrand, France. I think both volumes
are characterized by high-quality contributions, and that it's really worth having a look at them.
Table of Content. Preview here the foreword/prefaces and table of contents of the book:
978-3-642-16984-7 Available from Springer.
|Current Trends in Web Engineering
10th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2010 Workshops
edited by Florian Daniel
and Federico M. Facca
This LNCS volume 6385 collects the post-workshop proceedings of the workshops and the doctoral consortium that have been organized in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), held from July 5-9 in Vienna, Austria. I think there are lots of interesting papers and new ideas in the volume that nicely complement the main conference. It's also worth having a look at the workshops' individual web sites.
Table of Content. Preview here the foreword/prefaces and table of contents of the book: Preview
9781613500385 Available from IGI Global.
|Business Intelligence Applications and the Web: Models, Systems and Technologies
edited by Marta E. Zorrilla, Jose-Norberto Mazon, Oscar Ferrandez, Irene Garrigos, Florian Daniel and Juan Trujillo
This volume summarizes current research advances in BI and the Web, emphasizing research solutions, techniques, and methodologies which combine both areas in the interest of building better BI solutions. The aim is to emphasize the interconnections that exist among the two research areas and to highlight the benefits of combined use of BI and Web practices, which so far have acted rather independently, often in cases where their joint application would have been sensible.