Monday, November 06, 2006

Paper accepted at the ICSOC PhD Symposium

Paper Title:
A Study of Language-Action Perspective as a Theoretical Framework for Web Services

This dissertation contributes to services science discipline by examining appropriateness of Language-Action Perspective (LAP) as a theoretical framework for web services, the technology component of services science. This study is conducted through three essays. The first (completed) investigates whether LAP constructs can describe and explain the web services architecture. Findings from this essay indicate that there is lack of mechanisms to generate conversation policies that guide interactions between applications. Conversation polices are crucial for developing large-scaled enterprise integration solutions using web services. The second (work-in-progress) builds on this finding. This essay demonstrates appropriateness of LAP constructs to structure design knowledge to develop web services solutions for enterprise integration. The third (work-in-progress) evaluates usefulness of LAP structured design knowledge to develop web services solutions (artifact developed in the second essay).

Link to PhD Symposium

Monday, August 07, 2006

CACM special issue on Services Science

Services Science discipline explores the underlying phenomenon beyond services economy. Services economy currently dominates global economy; nearly 2/3 of the global economy activity is from services sector. This shows how important services science discipline is. However, this discipline is taking its baby steps with lot much more to be explored and challenges to be faced.

CACM special issue on Services Science that appeared in July 2006, show cases shows importance of this discipline and challenges it faces.

Link for table of contents for July 2006 CACM issue.

CACM special issue on Language-Action Perspective (LAP)

My dissertation aim is to show that Language-Action Perspective (LAP) is appropriate theoretical framework for web services.

LAP has been around for two decades but it has not reached mainstream organization computing. It is not part of teaching curriculum in universities is mere evidence of it.

Web service provides an opportunity for this community to reach mainstream. I explore this possibility in my dissertation.

CACM Special issue on LAP which appeared in May 2006 show cases some of works of prominent LAP researchers.

Link for table of contents of CACM special issue on LAP.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

MS Thesis Software helps to reduce 23% leadtime

As part of Master of Science with Major in Industrial Engineering (from Penn State University), I had developed a software tool to guide metal casting pattern designer to design better pattern in their first iteration.

It should be note that design pattern is more of art than science. Penn State was involved with larger project where huge amounts of data was gathered. Data analysis on these date produced certain analytical value that can be used for designing patterns.

I had used those analytical values and developed a designer-friendly software guide tool to design metal casting patterns. Trail run of this tool was conducted at McConway & Torley Group, Pittsburgh PA. Trail run of this software has improved casting feature dimensional conformance from 59% to 82% for large green sand castings.

Link for report regarding this (see page 22 in the report).

Link for more information on Software Guide Tool.

Yeah! I am Quoted

I had posted some comments to an article on required IT skills.

My comment was quoted by an article in TechRepublic online magazine.

Here is the link to that article:,39020648,2107670,00.htm

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Paper accepted in SCC 2006

Paper Title
Designing Enterprise Solutions with Web Services and Integration Patterns
Web services are an ideal implementation platform for integrating disparate legacy systems because they are platform-independent. Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) represent possible design solutions that may be used to construct these enterprise integration solutions. Constructing design solutions with EIP that build on the platform-independence allowed by web services requires that the former be converted into mechanisms that may be implemented with the latter. One such mechanism is conversation models that may be used to implement interactions among web services representing different legacy systems. No methodologies exist that designers can use to construct integration solutions using web services and EIP in this manner. In this paper, we outline such a methodology that generates the design elements in the form of conversation policies for web services.
Co-Authored with
Sandeep Purao

Friday, February 03, 2006

Waterfall 2006 -- "Come on in, the water's fine."

Well it seems Waterfall system of developing software is making a come-back.
Some one is working too hard to bring it back into our life and make us laugh.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Win Eric Newcomer's Lastest Book!

Eric Newcomer, IONA Technologies CTO, is giving 50 copies of his latest book "Understanding SOA With Web Services" for free.

Go to below link to register for free copies.

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