SEG4189 - Electronic Commerce Technologies.
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v Directed Hands-On Research Project (worth 60%)
Ø 10 Minute presentation (Powerpoint) (April 8, 9)
Ø Implementation (Source coded and/or demo) (April 9)
Ø Project Report (Word document) (April 9)
Including history of its development, how successful it is in the current marketplace, who or what the main competitors are, and assess what may lie in store for the future. Summarize your findings (with references). Both www.google.ca and www.scholar.google.com are good resources.
This should include a full analysis of both the business and technical aspects of the scenario as we do for the ecommerce scenarios studied in class.
Including point 2 above, summary of research with a list of references.
Pick an e-commerce business e.g. Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay, Dell, Walmart, YouTube, Facebook and/or a technology from the list below or get approval from the instructor for your own specific topic.
You might also consider using the project to obtain web developer certification from either Microsoft of Sun.
Create an identity provider service that registers users on behalf of many different websites including your own (e.g. similar to Microsoft Passport). Implement support for registered users using LDAP. The registration should support storage of user preferences. It should also handle billing on behalf of all websites. When visitors register they are assigned to one of three groups: Browser (can look but not shop), Credit (can shop but pay by credit card), or Invoice (shop and do not need to pay right away, they will be invoiced later). The CD Store should be updated to handle visitors accordingly.
Create a service that collects and provides data on shopping patterns on behalf of many different websites including your own (e.g. similar to DoubleClick). The service provides a profile for any “known” user. It also collects data events from the website in order to build a “profile” of “known users”. A user becomes “known” by using cookie synchronization between websites and the service. The service also provides reports that summarize the data collected across all known users, and which can be used to look for anomalies (Identify theft) or target marketing campaigns (e.g. soccer mom).
3. AJAX Client
4. XForms Client
Re-implement the CD Store as an XForms application.. Provide an exhaustive comparison (advantages, disadvantages) between your XForms client versus traditional web pages.
5. Mobile Client
Create a mobile client that allows a user to interact with the web site from either a Windows Mobile or Blackberry device. You do not need to have a device, it is acceptable to build it using an emulator. Summarize and compare the technologies and challenges for mobile devices with that of PCs.
6. Support Processes (BPEL, BPMN)
Design business processes to deal with support calls to your website’s 1800 phone number, or support email address:
Problems with the web site
Billing Problems (overcharged)
Delivery Problems (defective or undelivered cds)
Implement an example process using BPEL (recommend Oracle BPEL engine and IDE).
7. Website Monitoring (LOG4J, Reports)
Update the CD Store to log events using Log4J (or related technology) to enable website monitoring of both performance (number of requests/second) and activiy (number of View Details requests, Add Product to Shopping Cart, Checkout Success or Unsuccessful …). Create an admin app that can view stats on the events that are ocurring the web site. Support the generation of alerts. Use the monitoring facility to design scalability tests and reporting (show how performance scales based on the number of users connecting, the size of the database, and the size of your connection pool.)
8. Struts and Faces
Implement your project using Jakarta Struts and JavaServer Faces. Compare and contract with Web Service approach and WAF approach to Pet Store.
9. Privacy (PIPEDA, P3P)
Investigate guidelines and tools for tracking accessibility compliance. Modify your web site so that it has customized support (different look) for Netscape, I.E., and a PDA browser. Use a PDA emulator to validate.
11. Internationalization / Localization
Support more than one language in your store (English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, etc.). Provide a generic mechanism with clear instructions how an additional language could be supported. Allow a user to switch languages at any time in the store. Have the default selection be based automatically on your Windows regional settings when using Internet Explorer.
Select one design pattern for each person in your group. The design pattern must be one that was NOT covered in class. Create example code in your CD Store that shows how the design pattern works, AND find an example in the Pet Store Blue Print (or possibly another groups project code) to illustrate the design pattern at work. Provide references where the design pattern is documented as well as references to similar or complementary design patterns (NOT presented by your group).
Research and compare different approaches and alternatives to E-Payment. Implement full integration with PayPal.
14. Public Key Infrastructure
Research and compare technologies for supporting public key infrastructure including smart cards, electronic signatures. Implement support for public key encryption and non-repudiation using Entrust in your CD Store.
15. Data Mashups
Survey current examples of websites and tools for data mashups. Then build one of your own.
Google "data mashup", "health data mashup". Check out http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/jchla/jchla28/c07-007.pdf for a step by step guide to building a health data mashup.
16. Data Mining and Predictive Modelling
Related to data mashups …but focused on the analysis and inference of trends from publicly available data on the Internet.
Also see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/EarthLinks.html#climate, streaming data from sources such as yahoo!, The Arkansas Walmart data, data from CIHI (Canadian institute for health information)