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The FAST Platform: An Open and Semantically-Enriched Platform for Designing Multi-channel and Enterprise-Class Gadgets

  • Volker Hoyer
  • Till Janner
  • Ivan Delchev
  • Andrea Fuchsloch
  • Javier López
  • Sebastian Ortega
  • Rafael Fernández
  • Knud Hinnerk Möller
  • Ismael Rivera
  • Marcos Reyes
  • Manuel Fradinho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5900)

Abstract

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 enterprise-class gadgets is supported by an integrated semantic concept which hides the complexity from the actual users. The architectural components of the platform, a technical life cycle model for enterprise mashups, and the FAST gadget ontology are presented. By means of a cross-organizational real-world scenario from the marketing/ promotion event area, we demonstrate the value and potential of the FAST platform.

Keywords

Enterprise Mashups Gadgets Situational Applications Semantics Multi-Channel Visual Building Blocks FAST Project 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Hoyer
    • 1
    • 6
  • Till Janner
    • 1
    • 6
  • Ivan Delchev
    • 2
  • Andrea Fuchsloch
    • 1
  • Javier López
    • 4
  • Sebastian Ortega
    • 4
  • Rafael Fernández
    • 4
  • Knud Hinnerk Möller
    • 5
  • Ismael Rivera
    • 5
  • Marcos Reyes
    • 3
  • Manuel Fradinho
    • 7
  1. 1.SAP Research St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.SAP Research ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Telefonica I+DMadridSpain
  4. 4.Universidad Politecnica de MadridMadridSpain
  5. 5.DERI, National University of IrelandGalway
  6. 6.University of St. Gallen, mcm instituteSt. GallenSwitzerland
  7. 7.Cyntelix CorporationGalwayIreland

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