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CERC Technical Report Series

Technical Memoranda

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: This effort was partially funded by the Defense Advanced Research

Projects Agency (DARPA), under Grant No. MDA972-91-J-1022 for the DARPA Initiative in Con-

current Engineering (DICE).

Concurrent Engineering Research Center

West Virginia University

P. O. Box 6506, Morgantown WV 26506

CERC-TR-TM-95-003

WEB* - A TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON

THE WEB

G. Almasi, et al.

April 1995

Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative

Enterprises, April 20-22, 1995, Berkeley Springs, WV. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Soci-

ety Press, 1995.

Web* - A Technology to Make Information Available on the Web

G. Almasi*, Anca Suvaiala, Ion Muslea, Calin Cascaval, Tad Davis, V. Jagannathan*

Concurrent Engineering Research Center

West Virginia University, P.O.Box 6506, Morgantown, WV 26506-6506

* Also with the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, West Virginia University

Abstract

The goal of the Information Sharing System (ISS) Project at the Concurrent Engineering Research Center (CERC) is to provide the means for an organization to effectively disseminate information, thus enabling effective work in collaborative endeavors. Because corporate information exists in a variety of computer information repositories, such as databases, documents, drawings, and data files, it is imperative that these sources be integrated with an information sharing system to enable wider use. CERC?s Web* (pronounced ?WebStar?) software, currently released into the public domain, can be used to integrate multiple information sources. Web* allows the exploitation of the World-Wide Web and the CORBA environment.1