A Dynamic Workflow Management Framework for Digital Heritage and Technology Enhanced Learning

Al-Barakati, Abdullah, Patoli, Zeeshan, Gkion, Michael, Zhang, Wei and Beloff, Natalia (2008) A Dynamic Workflow Management Framework for Digital Heritage and Technology Enhanced Learning. In: VSMM 2008 - Virtual Systems for MultiMedia Dedicated to Digital Heritage, Cyprus.

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Abstract

Workflow management systems have become an integral part of most enterprise projects for the production of various tools concerning data and control flow management for more than a decade now. Despite the large number of workflow systems none have been applied to the digital heritage e-Learning domain. This paper represents an optimised solution for customising the architecture of workflows in order to improve productivity (effectiveness) in a service-oriented digital library and technology enhanced learning system. This paper presents the application of workflows to e-Learning and digital libraries within a dynamic workflow management framework. Our workflow solution is described and analysed by considering a typical use case scenario. Particular emphasis is placed on examining how the new workflow model can improve the speed and increase the efficiency of a digital library focused on e-Learning. Our service-oriented digital library architecture is demonstrated by integrating four main components using web services: 1) digital content creation, in for example 3D content creation, 2) archival, i.e. storage and management of this 3D content for use and re-use, 3) organisation of digital heritage content into an e-Learning exposition or package and 4) final presentation of this content that exploits innovative visualisation and interaction techniques based on social networking, which allows incorporation of user defined content in a virtual and augmented reality Web 2.0 mashup. Other technologies exploited in this scenario include a web service-based Grid solution for generating 3D animations from the 3D content.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Abdullah Al-Barakati
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:57
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 11:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23185
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