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Title: Towards a Model Driven Approach to Support SOA Based Web Business Platforms
Guide(s): Ramana Polavarapu
Keywords: Web-Business, SOA
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
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Abstract: The advent of the Internet has fostered commerce on the web, creating successful web newlinebusinesses. More recently, web businesses which typically started out as websites are newlinemorphing into web-business platforms. They are building product platforms on which newlineend-users can personalize their experiences and customize it for their needs. For example, newlineeBay® provides an auctioning and internet selling platform which could be used by newlinedifferent consumers in different ways an average Joe can auction used items out of his newlinegarage, an entrepreneur from India can sell Indian handicraft, gems and jewelry to newlinecustomers in Europe and America, and a manufacturing company can auction its excess newlineinventory in the online marketplace all this with their own tailor-made, co-created user newlineexperiences. A platform strategy is getting increasingly critical for web-business owners to newlineengage the community an eco-system of developers, entrepreneurs and customers to newlineco-innovate and create value around their web-business platforms. newlineHow do platform-owners operationalize their platform strategy? The solution lies in newline opening-up their web-business platforms, thereby exposing their business capabilities newlineto consumers in a way they can readily use them. This is quite similar to Windows® newlineApplication Programming Interfaces (APIs) which provide well-defined interfaces to newlinedevelopers to build applications on top of the Windows® operating systems. These APIs newlineabstract the internal workings of platform functions, providing clean and easy to use newlineinterfaces to invoke these functions. In order to address a larger community, APIs for newlineweb-business platforms or web APIs as we call them have to be based-on interoperable newlineopen-standards. Predominantly, the web APIs are built using open-standards compliant newlinewebservices. By using these webservices, the community can build mash-ups by newlineleveraging content from multiple information sources; entrepreneurs can exploit synergies between content and services from different providers to build end-to-end applications
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Appears in Departments:Computer Science & Information Systems

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