PROSECO - A Framework Architecture to Provide Services for Economic Data

Miriam Lux, Ralf Stuckert, Stefan Müller

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics

Rundeturmstr.6, D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany

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The Internet now provides access to a number of repositories from which large data volumes can be available. Due to the huge amount of memory needed to store the data and hardware requirements to visualize them, there is a need for interactive visualization services for online data exploration and analysis. Therefore, we have investigated the requirements for a user-friendly access to information. Based on the resulting WWWW model, we have developed the system PROSECO, an open scalable framework architecture to easily provide and access any services needed for a distributed visualization of abstract data. We demonstrate the capabilities of our concepts by integrationg services in-to PROSECO to provide the workflow of an economist.
Keywords: User-friendliness, distributed visualization, economic data.