Services Science and Services Computing

Speaker:  Shrisha Rao – Bangalore, India
Topic(s):  Information Systems, Search, Information Retrieval, Database Systems, Data Mining, Data Science


New models of computation such as cloud computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things have fundamentally upended common assumptions about the nature and purposes of computation. One thing that may be said about these and some other such paradigms is that they almost always require computation to be provided as a service to some entity seeking a larger end, rather than regarding the computation as being an end in itself.

Services also come with their own set of challenges; e.g., services often require extremely complex systems to work very well, and are also typically more difficult to create and manage well than product creation.

Services almost always require humans in the loop in critical functions. Yet, classical thinking and research directions give few insights into how practitioners may understand how computation may be fashioned to work as a component in a service existing in a larger business or social context.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  60
Duration:  90 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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