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BACTAC - Anderson, Sherba and Lepthien

Eaton South

Current Research Projects of Ken Anderson's Software Engineering Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science

This talk will present an overview of three projects from Ken Anderson's research group. The first project is extending Ken's PhD work in open hypermedia to help software engineers manage the relationships between software artifacts, a task we call information integration. This project is building an environment, InfiniTe, that helps automate the four primary tasks of information integration: discovery, creation, maintenance, and evolution of relationships.

The second project, Themis, is working in an area called structural computing. The field of structural computing is working to produce techniques and tools to ease the task of developing application infrastructure -- infrastructure that provides common services such as persistence, naming, distribution, linking, etc., over a set of application-specific or domain-specific structures. The Themis structural computing environment provides a generic structure server that can be customized to a particular application domain with the use of structure templates.

The third project, Metis, is designing and developing workflow technology for digital libraries. The domain of digital libraries has certain characteristics that prevent the use of traditional workflow technology and thus a new approach is required. Metis adopts an event-based approach to workflow that allows the distributed stakeholders of a digital library to effectively coordinate their actions.

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

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