Application on Demand System over the Internet

TitleApplication on Demand System over the Internet
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBouras, C, Gkamas, A, Stamos, K, Primpas, D, Nave, I, Shani, A, Sheory, O, Tzruya, Y
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications, Academic Press, Vol. 28, No. 3
Pagination 209 - 232
Date PublishedAugust

This paper describes the design and implementation of the ASP-NG system. The main modules of
the ASP-NG system are the AoD service and the Web Portal. The ASP-NG Portal is a portal for
providing the user with the necessary interface in order to access an Application on Demand (AoD)
service. The ASP-NG portal is responsible for the interaction with the user of the AoD service. Using
the AoD service the user rents an application for a limited time period at a fraction of the actual cost of
the application. The AoD service is responsible for downloading the appropriate parts of the
application according to the user’s actions, while enforcing the mutually agreed frame between the
user and the Application Service Provider (ASP). The implementation of the ASP-NG portal is based
on the Web Services of the Java 2, Enterprise Edition platform and the implementation of the AoD
module is based onCCCprogramming language. The ASP-NG portal offers to its users the capability
to select and customize the language of the user interface in order to present information in their
preferred language. Moreover the ASP-NG portal offers to the portal administrator the capability to
customise the look and feel of the ASP-NG portal.