Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
1473
Title:
Towards Personal Process Management
Supervisor:
Helen Hye-Young Paik
Research Area:
Services, Web Applications, Mobile Computing
Associated Staff
Assessor:
John Shepherd
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
R & D
Programs:
CS CE BINF SE
Group Suitable:
Yes
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
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Description:
Despite huge technology advances, the power of software reuse has not
been transferred to the daily activities of the computer end-users In
the business or personal computing environments, where end users
operate, people carry out repetitive tasks on a daily basis. We also
see that, in such an environment, the knowledge gained by the people
carrying out the routines is locked away (e.g., in a person's email
folder, or simply in someone's head), inaccessible to others.

That is, even though we have sophisticated communication means
available, we have no easy way of reusing or sharing our ``knowledge''
about how we do what we do. We believe that this is due to the lack of
support for a systematic approach for those end-users to effectively
define, automate, reuse and share the tasks.

We use the term ``personal processes'' to refer to daily, repetitive
tasks A personal process can be as simple as opening a computer account
for newly arrived personnel, a finding a restaurant to go out for a
Friday night and make a reservation, or as complicated as preparing an
annual tax return. Common characteristics of personal processes are
that they consist of a sequence of ``instructions'', which allows them
to be described and executed.

Under this project, we will develop a system
which is a new and innovative platform designed for personal process
management. This is an umbrella project which consists of many
small projects. Students are welcome to contact the supervisors
and discuss the scope and shape of individual thesis project for themselves.
Comments:
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Past Student Reports
  Prashanthan RANJAN in s1, 2012
Towards Personal Process Management
 

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