Delivery of service oriented architecture web-services for post-graduate students

Ehab Nabiel , Mohammed Al-Khannaq (2009) Delivery of service oriented architecture web-services for post-graduate students. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

This dissertation has adopted a framework development system that offers Web-Services for students so that they can interact with the University‘s Web-Services in a more effective way. It is important to understand the expectations of postgraduate stu-dents which are measured by three main factors: cost, time and satisfaction of students by using the current Web-based application services. The researcher has used survey questionnaire and interviews as a method for data collection which has helped to deter-mine the requirements of the students. Furthermore, the researcher has used analytical studies to explore the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web-Services at other uni-versities such us North –Western University (Chicago, USA), University of Manchester (UK) and Carleton (Montreal, Canada). The present existing students‘ Web-based Application Services has a major problem in providing Web-Services for postgraduate students. At present many of the services are decentralized making it difficult for postgraduate students to liaise and make contact and register for courses. There is a need for a one-stop center for fresh applications to register rather than going to different departments to obtain the necessary clearance. The main aim of this research is to find a solution to provide centralized Web-Services for students by choosing a suitable methodology, adopting a framework and a prototype for SOA Web-Services. Thus, that is more centralized, effective, efficient and user friendly. Thus, the researcher proposes an effective SOA to increase the operational efficiency of Web-Services for postgraduate students. It is necessary to identify the challenges in delivering a SOA technology to increase operational efficiency of Web-Services. Moreover, by reviewing the literature, the researcher found that SOA is an emerging concept which is used for delivering efficient student SOA Web-Services. Therefore, the researcher has provided service reusability from SOA Web-Services which logically divided services into smaller services to increase reusability and mod-ularity. In this case each service is a modular unit by itself and interoperability services.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: MS NOOR ZAKIRA ZULRIMI
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 08:18
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 08:18
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/444

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