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There is a growing interest in applying agile practices in Global Software Development (GSD) projects. The literature on using Scrum, one of the most popular agile approaches, in distributed development projects has steadily been growing. However, there has not been any effort to systematically select, review, and synthesize the literature on this topic. We(More)
Mashup is a new application development approach that allows users to aggregate multiple services to create a service for a new purpose. Even if the Mashup approach opens new and broader opportunities for data/service consumers, the development process still requires the users to know not only how to write code using programming languages, but also how to(More)
The need for integration of all types of client and server applications that were not initially designed to interoperate is gaining popularity. One of the reasons for this popularity is the capability to quickly reconfigure a composite application for a task at hand, both by changing the set of components and the way they are interconnected.(More)
Spreadsheets, a popular productivity tool, has gained attention as a potential mashup development environment targeted towards end-users. In this paper, we present a general architecture of mashup tools for spreadsheets. We also present an analysis of the state-of-the art on spreadsheet-based mashup tools. The analysis result is used to guide our research(More)
Given that e-catalogs are often autonomous and heterogeneous, effectively integrating and querying them is a delicate and time-consuming task. More importantly, the number of e-catalogs to be integrated and queried may be large and continuously changing. Conventional approaches where the development of an integrated e-catalog requires the understanding of(More)
There is growing interest in applying agile practices in Global Software Development (GSD) projects. But project stakeholder distribution in GSD creates a number of challenges that make it difficult to use some agile practices. Moreover, little is known about what the key challenges or risks are, and how GSD project mangers deal with these risks while using(More)
The growth of Internet technologies has unleashed a wave of innovations that are having tremendous impact on the way organisations interact with their partners and customers. It has undoubtedly opened new ways of automating Business-to-Business (B2B) collaboration. Unfortunately, as electronic commerce applications are most likely autonomous and(More)
The connectivity generated by the Internet is opening unprecedented opportunities of automating business-to-business collaborations. As a result, organisations of all sizes are forming online alliances in order to deliver integrated value-added services. Unfortunately, due to a lack of tools and methodologies offering an adequate level of abstraction , the(More)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) roughly refer to the integration of computation (cyber) and physical processes. In CPS, embedded devices/computers and various sensors are interconnected to monitor and control the physical processes. The recent interests research into CPS highlighted some of the design challenges in building CPS and the need for broader(More)
More and more suppliers are offering access to their product or information portals (also called e-catalogs) via the Web. The key issue is how to efficiently integrate and query large, intricate, heterogeneous information sources such as e-catalogs. Traditional data integration approach, where the development of an integrated schema requires the(More)