The maturity and sophistication of emerging mashup tools/approaches has been growing in the past decade. Many research projects and industry tools have been dedicated to design and develop tools for the composition of Web services, Web data sources and Web widgets. Given their diversity, comparing and evaluating mashup composition approaches has been very challenging. At the 2nd International Rapid Mashup Challenge you will have the opportunity to demonstrate how well your mashup solution performs by competing to build the most complex, useful, and interesting mashup with a given set of Web APIs and -- most importantly -- within a strictly limited amount of time.
We are interested in all kinds of mashup composition tools and approaches: from programming languages, domain-specific languages to natural language, from visual modeling tools to... Submissions will be screened based on relevance, originality and maturity.
Competing approaches/tools will be awarded points (i) for the number and quality of the supported mashup features as described in the initial submission (assigned by the organizers) and (ii) for the complexity of the mashup, the elegance of its construction and the showcased features of the approach/tool based on the live demonstration (assigned by the audience).
Submit your application by April 15, 2016. The application should include a brief description of the proposed tool/approach and a filled feature checklist to position your approach.
If your proposal is accepted to the challenge, you will receive a list of Web APIs or a domain to be used to compose a mashup during the competition. You will thus have plenty of time to get ready.
During the Challenge you will give a live demo of how you build your mashup in exactly 10 minutes. The resulting mashup too will be demonstrated and evaluated jointly by the audience.
You will publish a paper explaining your solution and describing the technical details of your approach and how it was used to rapidly build the mashup. All papers will be published by Springer.
The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series.
Please also have a look at the website of the 2015 edition of the Challenge for an idea of how the submission of your application for participati