Peer-to-peer form based web information systems

Dekeyser, Stijn and Hidders, Jan and Watson, Richard and Addie, Ron (2006) Peer-to-peer form based web information systems. In: ADC 2006: 17th Australasian Database Conference, 16-19 Jan 2006, Hobart, Australia.

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Abstract

The World Wide Web revolutionized the use of forms in everyday private and business life by allowing a move away from paper forms to easily accessible digital forms. Data captured using such HTML forms could be processed using relational databases or other applications that enforce and apply business logic. Lately XForms has been introduced, offering a logical evolution of digital data capture and dissemination using Internet and document technology. This paper introduces two important new ideas. The first one is the main focus of the paper: a novel type of peer-to-peer web information system where forms are first-class citizens containing extended access rules of very fine granularity which govern read and update rights to data objects associated to the forms. The second idea, which we explore in a preliminary section, forms a powerful motivation for the use of such systems: the automatic and dynamic derivation of workflow processes from the access rules contained in forms. As such, the proposed system leverages current forms and Internet technology to liberate the creation and use of forms and reports, facilitating the capture and dissemination of data, while allowing dynamic management of work flows within organizations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright c 2006, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at The Seventeenth Australasian Database Conference (ADC2006), Hobart, Tasmania. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 17. Gillian Dobbie, Ed. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: forms; peer-to-peer web information system; XForms; workflows
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/293

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