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Colloquium - Anderson

Large-Scale Information Integration: Using Open Hypermedia to Support Software Development in the Real World
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Software engineers confront many challenges during software development. One challenge is managing the relationships that exist between software artifacts. I refer to this task as information integration, since establishing a relationship between documents typically implies that an engineer must integrate information from each of the documents to perform a development task. Since 1994, I have developed open hypermedia techniques and technology to make this task more manageable, especially in large-scale contexts. This talk will introduce the field of open hypermedia and provide details on the techniques I have developed to make open hypermedia systems scalable to large hyperwebs (which are interlinked sets of documents) as well as extensible to handle a variety of user customizations. The talk will conclude with an overview of my current research project, InfiniTe (pronounced "infinity"), that is designing and developing an environment to support the partial automation of information integration tasks. This environment is deployed on top of an open hypermedia infrastructure, thus building on my previous work. Two demos will be provided: the first will introduce the concept of open hypermedia and how it can be used in a software engineering context, and the second will demonstrate the capabilities of the initial InfiniTe prototype.

Ken Anderson is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Anderson conducts research in the software engineering, hypermedia, and computer-supported collaborative work fields. He is a member of ACM and the IEEE Computer Society and is currently serving as co-program chair of the 2002 ACM Conference on Hypertext.

Hosted by Alexander Wolf.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the talk in ECOT 831.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)