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Additional authors: Rainer Krautter, debis Systemhaus Industry (Competence Center Document and Workflowmanagement) CU DMS / PP, Erich-Herion-Strasse 13, D-70736 Fellbach, Germany. Email: Rainer.Krautter@debis.com).

A Lightweight, Message-Oriented Application Server for the WWW

Ralf-Dieter SchimkatSupported by debis Systemhaus Industry.
Wilhelm-Schickard Institute for Computer Science
Sand 13
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
schimkat@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de Stefan Müller
Wilhelm-Schickard Institute for Computer Science
Sand 13
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
muellers@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de Wolfgang Küchlin
Wilhelm-Schickard Institute for Computer Science
Sand 13
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
kuechlin@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de

Abstract:

In this paper, we present a lightweight system that loosely couples and integrates any kind of source systems with information retrieval capabilities. The system provides mechanisms for a rapid integration of source systems into the World Wide Web (WWW), allowing the generation of configurable collections of individual, heterogeneous source systems.

The proposed system is based on a lightweight, message-oriented application server and an object-oriented client
framework to provide an uniform, Java-based graphical user interface. The system offers application middleware functionalities that solve issues such as limited bandwidth and scalability of both sides (WWW user clients and backend server systems) in a generic manner.

Already integrated source systems include the system PROGRESS (a method base system for mathematical algorithms with functionalities for server-side computing) and SPECTO (an XML-based, distributed monitoring system).

Application server, uniform Web interface, application integration, message bus.



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