Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance

Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance

Khaled M. Khan (Qatar University, Qatar) and Yan Zhang (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)
Release Date: July, 2004|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 392
ISBN13: 9781591403661|ISBN10: 1591403669|EISBN13: 9781591403685|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-366-1


Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance addresses the recent developments of systems maintenance research and practices ranging from technicality of systems evolution to managerial aspects of the topic. It includes very contemporary issues such as evolving legacy systems to e-business, applying patterns for reengineering legacy systems to web, architectural recovery of legacy systems, evolving legacy systems into software components. The book offers insight on how information systems evolution and maintenance could be initiated, managed, and engineered. The book is a collection of new ideas, latest techniques and experiences in systems evolution and maintenance.

Reviews and Testimonials

For undergraduate and graduate students in technology-related programs, this text covers recent developments in systems maintenance research and practice. It includes issues such as evolving legacy systems to e-business, applying patterns for re-engineering legacy systems to the Web, architectural recovery of legacy systems, and evolving legacy systems into software components...

– Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The book is a must for researchers who are interested in the contemporary development of information systems maintenance research

– Dr Richard Lai, La Trobe University, Australia

A clever blending of engineering and managerial issues in systems maintenance

– Ron Schmid, ICT Consultant and Fellow of Australian Computer Society, Australia

It certainly enriches the information systems evolution literature

– Professor Torbjorn Skramstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

This book is essential reading for researchers, practitioners as well as post graduate students who are wishing to develop insights into any information system evolution and maintenance, particularly in the following four aspects: (1) transforming legacy systems to web based or e-business systems; (2) architectural recovery of the legacy systems using various techniques; (3) change management and systems quality assurance of legacy systems transitions; and (4) processes relating to the systems maintenance and evolution.

– Dr. Yi-chen Lan, School of Computing and IT, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Particular chapters could be used in a classroom setting to expose students to current streams of research in software maintenance, as well as to different perspectives on basic maintenance issues.

– Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice (2006)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Khaled M. Khan is an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Manager of KINDI Computing Research Lab at Qatar University. He was also the Graduate Program Coordinator for Master of Computing from 2009-2012. Prior to these, Khaled served Western Sydney University as Head of postgraduate programs in computing. His research interests include human factors in cyber security, secure software engineering, cloud computing, measuring security, trust in computer software, and software evolution. He has taught computing more than twenty five years at various universities in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Khaled received his BS and MS in computer science and informatics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in computing from Monash University, Australia. He also holds a second bachelor's degree from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh). He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE) from 2009-2017. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the IJSSE. Khaled has published more than 90 technical papers, and edited four books.
Yan Zhang is an associate professor in the School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Western Sydney. He received his PhD degree from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1994. Yan has research interests in knowledge update, program modification and evolution, logic programming, model checking, descriptive complexity theory, and information security. Yan has published many research papers in top international conferences and journals in his areas and obtained various national competitive research grants. Currently Yan is leading a research group Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at the University of Western Sydney.