Systems designers are asked constantly to improve end-users’ experiences while ensuring network stability and security and minimizing the use of resources. This trifold demand can only be met by incorporating the latest technological advances into the design, development, and maintenance of new software systems.
Theoretical and Analytical Service-Focused Systems Design and Development provides solutions to these challenges. It advances the practice and understanding of contemporary theories and empirical analysis for systems engineering in a way that achieves service excellence.
The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:
- Capacity-Driven Web Services
- E-Services Development
- Financial Enterprise Content Management Services
- Grid and High Performance Computing
- Intelligent Systems Design
- Machine Learning
- Mobile Service-Oriented Environments
- Service Level Agreements
- Service Oriented Computing Systems
- Service-Oriented Systems
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Author(s)/Editor(s) BiographyDickson K.W. Chiu received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He received the M.Sc. (1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He started his own computer company while studying part-time. He has also taught at several universities in Hong Kong. His research interest is in service computing with a cross-disciplinary approach, involving workflows, software engineering, information technologies, agents, information system management, security, and databases. The results have been widely published in over 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings (most of them have been indexed by SCI, SCI-E, EI, and SSCI), including many practical master and undergraduate project results. He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2004. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering and serves in the editorial boards of several international journals. He co-founded several international workshops and co-edited several journal special issues. He also served in the program committees for over 100 international conferences and workshops. He is a Senior Member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and a life member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.