Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Paper presentation at LA-WEB 2007

LA-Web 2007 is the fifth of a series of refereed conferences aimed at providing a venue in Latin America for researchers and technologists from around the world to present, demonstrate and discuss the latest Web developments. LA-Web 2007 will be held in Santiago de Chile. DSS has submitted a paper on "Enabling Architecture Changes in Distributed Web-Applications", which we will present in October.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Seventh International Conference on Web Engineering - Resumé

This year’s ICWE conference took place in Como, Italy. As during the last years, I enjoyed very much the open atmosphere and the many interesting discussions both in and outside the sessions. Moreover, the Web Engineering community seems to advance in terms of common activities: The society (ISWE) won many new members, while at the same time more and more groups cooperate on a working level, as e.g. in the context of the MDWEnet initiative.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Real-life testbed for Federation research

Within the last few days, several Web sites have gone online, where I am involved in the development and operation process: a relaunch of the community portal webengineering.org, the official Web site of the International Society for Web Engineering e.V. (iswe-ev.de), and a homepage for the Hanoi research project. This is a nice opportunity for applying our Federation-related research approaches and systems. Currently, all sites already use idFS for access control.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Still following up on all the exiting new developments that could be seen at the World Wide Web conference, I gave a group-internal presentation today on OpenID. OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. Web sites supporting OpenId let users identity by entering their URL (e.g. of their homepage) and delegate the authentication process to arbitrary identity providers. As a result, users can access many different sites using the same account, which has a lot of interesting implications on how data can be used across multiple applications.