Designing a Flow Control Mechanism for Managing Web Resources
Po-Cheng Lin, Maiga Chang, Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan ; Han-Cheng Hsiang, Van Nung Institute of Technology, Taiwan ; Jia-Sheng Heh, Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in San Antonio, Texas Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Several extensible components based on the Petri net are designed in this paper to analyze and implement a flow control mechanism to manage resources on WWW. With the definition of community, different roles and privileges on Web are divided. An architecture of flow control with a three-tier model is also designed to build such a virtual community on WWW. Therefore several design issues, such as road map, traversal paths of viewer, login control and visualization, are widely discussed. The flow control architecture involves a flow control daemon that deals with the traversal paths of viewers according to the designed road map on WWW. Finally, a distance learning system, Internet Virtual Classroom (IVC) is used to verify the flow control architecture under specific purpose on WWW. Because of there are several groups, including SYSOP, Teacher, Student, IvcUser and Guest in a distance learning system can be mapped to appropriate roles in a virtual community. Besides groups even the whole system can be saw as a composite community.
Lin, P.C., Chang, M., Hsiang, H.C. & Heh, J.S. (2000). Designing a Flow Control Mechanism for Managing Web Resources. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (pp. 360-365). San Antonio, Texas: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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