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  • S-Cube at City

    1. 1. S-CUBE at City University Neil Maiden, Angela Kounkou – 4 th April 2008
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>1. Service-Oriented Computing and Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>2. S-Cube: overview and HCID’s role </li></ul><ul><li>3. Questions and brainstorming on work in progress </li></ul>
    3. 3. SOC: Service-Oriented Computing <ul><li>Example : Holiday Booking </li></ul>SOC: computing paradigm utilising basic constructs ( Services ) to support the development of distributed, platform-independent applications Web Service: software function that can be engaged over the Web
    4. 4. Services: further examples
    5. 5. Services: advantages of use <ul><li>Lower development costs - code reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Less development time necessary </li></ul><ul><li>No interoperability issues </li></ul><ul><li>Composability </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated expansion of applications portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced competitiveness for businesses - better flexibility and reactivity </li></ul>
    6. 6. Services: interest in industry <ul><li>Global investment in Services technology to take off across all business sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide market believed to have reached $143 billions </li></ul><ul><li>60% of the largest enterprises (>40,000 employees) are using the technology </li></ul><ul><li>70% of enterprise users intend to increase their use of Services </li></ul>
    7. 7. Service: standards <ul><li>XML: eXtensible Markup Language </li></ul><ul><li>- structures information </li></ul><ul><li>SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>- transports XML documents over the Web </li></ul><ul><li>WSDL: Web Services Description Language. </li></ul><ul><li>- describes web services </li></ul><ul><li>UDDI: Universal Description, Discovery and Integration. </li></ul><ul><li>- lists the services available </li></ul>
    8. 8. Services: challenges <ul><li>Research fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Future need for adaptation and pro-activeness abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of holistic methodologies for engineering and adapting services-based systems </li></ul><ul><li>Management of end-to-end quality provision (performance, dependability, reliability…) and Service Level Agreement conformance </li></ul>
    9. 9. S-Cube: Quick facts <ul><li>Software Services and Systems Network </li></ul>Project Type: Network of Excellence Duration: 1st March 2008 – 29th February 2012 Funding: € 870,000 of which £440,000 to the Centre
    10. 10. S-Cube: aim <ul><li>“to establish an integrated, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community which will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, thereby helping shape the software-service based Internet which is a backbone of our future interactive society ” </li></ul>
    11. 11. S-Cube: activities and City <ul><li>Work Packages and interdependencies </li></ul>
    12. 12. S-Cube: work in progress <ul><li>State-of-the-art report on HCI research applicable to Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Possible areas for investigation: </li></ul><ul><li>Task modeling </li></ul><ul><li>User modeling </li></ul><ul><li>User error analysis </li></ul><ul><li>User diversity & User taxonomies </li></ul><ul><li>End-User customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Portlets </li></ul><ul><li>Human aspects of security </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    13. 13. Questions and brainstorming <ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>

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