Development and Evaluation Of Web Services


Brian Kelly's workshop sessions at the STIMULATE 2001 Workshop will cover two aspects of Web services: Publishing An E-Journal and Benchmarking Web Sites.

Part 1 of the workshop will cover the issues associated with the publishing an e-journal, from the initial stages of making a business case, through to the development of the architectural framework, commissioning articles, producing an issue, promoting it and evaluating the e-journal. [Timetable]

Part 2 of the workshop will cover approaches to auditing and monitoring Web sites. We all provide Web sites. But how many of us check our Web site to see if it is working correctly? Is our Web site accessible? How easy is the Web site to find using search engines? How does it compare with other institutions? In this session delegates will see how a variety of Web-based tools can be used to give a health-check to Web site and how comparisons can be made with Web site provided by other institutions. [Timetable]

These two workshop sessions will be based on a mixture of presentations, group discussions and hands-on exercises.

After each of the workshop sessions participants will spend a half-day by themselves in the area covered. In the following half-day, they will give a presentation on their work. These two areas will be:

  1. Producing a proposal and mockup for an e-journal.
  2. Evaluating Web sites.


Period Activity Comments
Day 1 (10:00-13:00)
Mon 10 Dec. 2001
Introductions, followed by session on "Publishing an E-Journal" Mixture of presentations and group discussions
See detailed timetable
Day 1 (14:00-17:00) Session on "Benchmarking Web Sites" Mixture of presentations and group discussions
See detailed timetable
Day 2 (all day)
Tue 11 Dec. 2001
Delegates work on exercises on "Publication Of An E-Journal" and "Benchmarking Web Sites" Unsupervised (free time for Brian Kelly)
Day 3 (10:00-13:00)
Wed 12 Dec. 2001
Delegates present work on "Publication Of An E-Journal"
Day 3 (14:00-17:00)
Wed 12 Dec.
Delegates work on exercises on "Benchmarking Web Sites" Supervised by BK

Requirements for Participants

Participants will be expected to be familiar with the Web.

Participants will need accessed to a networked PC, a Web browser and MS PowerPoint. They will be expected to create HTML pages and make them available on a Web browser.