Authors: Hela Limam; Jalel Akaichi
Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, BestMod Laboratory, University of Tunis, Bardo, Tunisia ' Department of Computer Science, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, BestMod Laboratory, University of Tunis, Bardo, Tunisia
Abstract: In today's collaborative environments such as bioinformatics and healthcare, the access to the increasing number of distributed web services constitutes an important step towards enhancing decision support systems. In this context, the concept of community has been proposed to collect web services related to the same field of interest and to publish the features offered by web services. Indeed, the community infrastructure contributes to improving the availability of web services through providing a centralised access to distributed web services. However, many events may occur in the web services communities' environment and should be considered in the web services communities' management. In this paper, we propose a user-interaction-based solution to deal with the web services communities' management problem. The proposed method tackles how web services community can be reengineered based on the user interaction patterns. It is intended to minimise the gap between the user's expectations when visiting and using a web services community as well as the designers point of view used for modelling the community.
Keywords: web services; web-based communities; events; virtual communities; online communities; user interaction patterns; community management; modelling.
International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.22 No.2, pp.166 - 180
Received: 27 Oct 2014
Accepted: 17 Dec 2014
Published online: 30 Apr 2016 *