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