Application Integration Using Instant Messaging Based Web Services

This paper explores the usage of Web services over an instant messaging protocol to integrate structured instant messaging into user-facing applications. The work is based on the premise that conventional usage of instant messaging protocols is primarily based on exchanging human-readable textual messages, but that instant messaging offers persona related, real-time, addressing which can be explored to exchange structured data information between user-facing applications. We describe an architecture which allows interactive applications to use a deployed instant messaging environment for the exchange of user initiated, structured dialogue data through the use of Web services. One of our sample applications extends the Eclipse workbench and enhances joint development by enabling developers to monitor, in real-time, resources of their partner’s environment.

By: Carl Binding; Christian Hoertnagl; Ted Bonkenburg; Benjamin C. Reed

Published in: RZ3608 in 2005


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