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Recently, the relationship between Web 2.0 and service-oriented architectures (SOAs) has received an enormous amount of coverage because of the notion of complexity-hiding and reuse, along with the concept of loosely coupling services. Some argue that Web 2.0 and SOAs have significantly different elements and thus cannot be regarded as parallel(More)
A new type of Web-based applications, known as Enterprise Mashups, has been gaining momentum in the last years. Novel design principles are currently about to emerge allowing to cover the long tail of user needs and to provide individual and heterogeneous enterprise applications in a shorter time. In this paper, we introduce the main components of this new(More)
Considered as enablers of seamless application-to- application integration both within company boundaries and on a global scale, Web Services-based SOAs have traditionally focused on automating service-to-service collaboration. However, they have never featured a "face " to human users. This gap between human users and services still prevents enterprises(More)
As organizational structures shift from centralized and hierarchical structures to decentralized and loosely coupled networks, value creation and innovation processes are changing as well. Especially in the services sector, we observe a shift from closed and company-internal innovation processes to more open and collaborative forms of innovation (e.g. via(More)
The huge demand for situational and ad-hoc applications desired by the mass of business end users cannot be fully implemented by IT departments. New approaches that allow for End User Development (EUD) are needed to overcome this “long-tail” dilemma. More specifically,most existing approaches insufficiently support EUD for infrequent,(More)
While the development of enterprise applications is still relegated to IT departments, we observe a high demand for situational or ad-hoc applications desired by the mass of business end-users. This huge demand cannot be fully implemented by IT departments due to cost reasons and a lack of resources. New approaches in End-User Development (EUD) may help to(More)
The automation of cross-organizational business processes bears great potential for companies to extend their market reach, save time, cut costs and respond to customer queries more agilely. However, technological support for the efficient organization of providing and consuming services across corporate boundaries is still not mature enough to allow for a(More)
We observe a huge demand for situational and ad-hoc applications desired by the mass of business end-users that cannot be fully implemented by IT departments. This is especially the case with regard to solutions that support infrequent, situational, and ad-hoc B2B scenarios. End users are not able to implement such solutions without the help of developers.(More)
The transfer of the mashup paradigm in corporate environments needs additional capabilities beyond those typically associated with consumer mashups. In this paper, we present the architecture of the FAST platform which allows creating enterprise-class and multi-channel visual building blocks (so called gadgets) in an ad-hoc manner. The design of complex(More)
The huge demand for situational and ad-hoc applications desired by the mass of business end users cannot be fully covered by traditional Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). By putting a face on SOA, Enterprise Mashups empower these end users to combine and reuse Web-based resources within minutes to create value added applications. In this paper, we(More)