Enforcing Policies and Guidelines in Web Portals: A Case Study

Karus, Siim & Dumas, Marlon (2007) Enforcing Policies and Guidelines in Web Portals: A Case Study. In WISE'2007 Workshops: Workshop on Governance, Risk and Compliance Management in Web Information Systems, 1 December 2007, Nancy, France.

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Customizability is generally considered a desirable feature of web portals. However, if left uncontrolled, customizability may come at the price of lack of uniformity or lack of maintainability. Indeed, as the portal content and services evolve, they can break assumptions made in the definition of customized views. Also, uncontrolled customization may lead to certain content considered important by the web portal owners (e.g. advertisements), to not be displayed to end users. Thus, web portal customization is hindered by the need to enforce customization policies and guidelines with minimal overhead. This paper presents a case study where a combination of techniques was employed to semi-automatically enforce policies and guidelines on community-built presentation components in a web portal. The study shows that a combination of automated verification and semantics extraction techniques can reduce the amount of manual checks required to enforce these policies and guidelines.

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ID Code: 13882
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77010-7_16
ISBN: 9783540770091
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink.
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Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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