A Model for Characterizing the Salient Directions of Evolution in the Engineering of Web Applications

Communications of the IBIMA

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Pankaj Kamthan1 and Nazlie Shahmir2


1Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

2Shaw Cablesystems G.P., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 306853, Communications of the IBIMA, 20 pages, DOI: 10.5171/2010.306853

Received date : ; Accepted date : ; Published date : 25 November 2010

Copyright © 2010 Pankaj Kamthan and Nazlie Shahmir. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License unported 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that original work is properly cited


The development and sustenance of Web Applications is viewed from an engineering perspective. The evolution of the developmental environment of Web Applications has been multi-directional. This paper provides a conceptual characterization of these directions, relationships between these directions, and their implications towards academia and industry. The consequences of a commitment to these directions, along with the role of international standards, are considered. The challenges faced by Semantic Web Applications and Social Web Applications are briefly outlined.

Keywords: Conceptual Modeling, Experiential Knowledge, Quality, Stakeholder, Web engineering