Название: Web-based Support Systems
Автор: JingTao Yao
Количество страниц: 440
Размер: 7 mb
The emerging interdisciplinary study of Web-based support systems focuses on the theories, technologies and tools for the design and implementation of Web-based systems that support various human activities.
This book presents the state-of-the-art in Web-based support systems (WSS). The research on WSS is multidisciplinary and focuses on supporting various human activities in different domains/fields based on computer science, information technology, and Web technology. The main goal is to take the opportunities of the Web, to meet the challenges of the Web, to extend the human physical limitations of information processing, and to keep up with the advance of technology advances. This book discusses the four types of existing research: WSS for specific domains, Web-based applications, techniques related to WSS and design, and development of WSS.
This comprehensive, wide-ranging text will provide an invaluable insight into the state of the art in WSS for researchers and graduate students.
Web-based Support Systems (WSS) are an emerging multidisciplinary research area in which one studies the support of human activities with the Web as the common platform, medium and interface. One of the goals of WSS research is to extend the human physical limitation of information processing in the information age. Research on WSS is motivated by the challenges and opportunities arising from the Internet. The availability, accessibility and flexibility of information as well as the tools to access this information lead to a vast amount of opportunities. It identifies both domain independent and dependent activities before selecting suitable computer and Web technologies to support them. It also examines how applications and adaptations of existing methodologies on the web platform benefit our decision-making and other various activities. This book presents research related to fundamental issues of WSS, frameworks for WSS and current research on WSS. The research on Web-based support systems is classified into three parts: - Web-based support systems for specific domains - Web-based applications and WSS techniques - Design and Development of WSS.