LocConnect: Orchestrating Interoperability in a Service-oriented Localisation Architecture
|Title||LocConnect: Orchestrating Interoperability in a Service-oriented Localisation Architecture|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Wasala, A, O'Keeffe, IR, Schäler, R|
|Journal||Localisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation|
|Keywords||interoperability, localisation, Open Standards, SOA, XLIFF|
Interoperability is the key to the seamless integration of different entities. However, while it is one of the most challenging problems in localisation, interoperability has not been discussed widely in the relevant literature. This paper describes the design and implementation of a novel environment for the inter-connectivity of distributed localisation components, both open source and proprietary. The proposed solution promotes interoperability through the adoption of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework based on established localisation standards. We describe a generic use scenario and the architecture of the environment that allows us to study interoperability issues in localisation processes. This environment was successfully demonstrated at the CNGL Public Showcase in Microsoft, Ireland, November 2010.