Experiences Developing a Collaborative Travel Planning Application with .NET Web Services

Philip White, John Grundy

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Web services have the potential to provide much more seamless, dynamic and open distributed applications than earlier technologies. We describe our experiences developing an integrated, collaborative travel planning application using .NET, C# and web services. This application provides a unified portal for customers and travel agents to plan, revise and book travel itineraries, with interaction with a wide range of travel provider systems (airlines, hotels, rental cars, trains etc). We describe the web services-based architecture of our prototype solution and discuss some of the key issues of using a web service-based approach for this application domain, outlining key areas for future research and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 03
EditorsL.-J. Zhang
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Web Services, ICWS'03 - Las Vegas, NV, United States of America
Duration: 23 Jun 200326 Jun 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Web Services


ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Web Services, ICWS'03
CountryUnited States of America
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • Business-to-business e-commerce
  • Collaborative travel planning
  • Enterprise systems integration
  • Systems integration
  • Web service-based architectures

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