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Collaborative development of trusted mashups

Ronan Fox (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
James Cooley (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
Manfred Hauswirth (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Article publication date: 6 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the gap that currently exists between enterprise and consumer‐focused mashup tools in terms of personalized, trusted collaboration. The authors describe how Sqwelch, a semantically enabled mashup maker, addresses this gap during the design of mashups and in their execution.

Design/methodology/approach

Sqwelch enables the composition of mashups based on the concept of trust explicitly specified by users through a visual interface. Taxonomies are used to enable lightweight mediation of payloads delivered through a publish/subscribe mechanism.

Findings

The authors demonstrate the use of Sqwelch as a proof of concept in the remote delivery of healthcare, and how Sqwelch has been used to address areas of trust and collaboration in the delivery of telehealth services.

Originality/value

Integrating trust and collaboration across the boundaries of enterprises is required where sensitive data are transferred across those boundaries in the expectation of the delivery of a service. Across these boundaries, the authors find variations in users' skills, their expectations, and their responsibilities. The prototype described here enables users to discover, compose, share and collaborate in the day‐to‐day use of systems that match personalized requirements.

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Citation

Fox, R., Cooley, J. and Hauswirth, M. (2011), "Collaborative development of trusted mashups", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 264-288. https://doi.org/10.1108/17427371111173031

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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