Summary: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTEXT-AWARE
Liliana Ardissono, Roberto Furnari, Anna Goy, Giovanna Petrone, Marino Segnan
Dipartimento di Informatica - Universit`a di Torino, Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy
liliana, furnari, goy, giovanna, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: Web Services and Web Engineering, Personalized Web Sites and Services.
Abstract: This paper presents the CAWE framework for the context-aware management of applications based on the
composition of Web Services in complex workflows. We introduce a representation of context-dependent
activities based on an abstraction hierarchy which supports the specification of synthetic and clear workflows.
Moreover, we propose a framework architecture which enriches the capabilities of a workflow engine in order
to support the execution of possibly complex adaptation rules. We have exploited the CAWE framework to
develop a prototype application handling a medical guideline which specifies the activities to be performed
in order to monitor patients treated with blood thinners from their home. The application coordinates actors
playing different roles (e.g., patient, doctor, etc.) and can be accessed by using diverse client devices.
The present paper is going to be published in
the proceedings of WEBIST 2007 - Third Inter-
national Conference on Web Information Systems
and Technologies (http://www.webist.org/).
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