International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, 3rd (ICSTE 2011)
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The presented work in this paper explores the relationship between Information Technology (IT) and Process Redesign (PR) in academic world. Existing processes for student's and faculties' vital data collection require a great deal of labor work to collect, input and analyze the information. These processes are usually slow and error prone, introducing a latency that prevents real-time data accessibility. We propose a solution to automate this process by using “documents” attached to existing faculty/ student datasheet that are inter-connected to exchange service. The proposal is based on the concepts of utility computing and cloud computing networks. The information becomes available in the “cloud” from where it can be processed by expert systems and/or distributed to administrative staff. The proof-of-concept design applies commodity computing integrated to legacy education devices, ensuring cost effectiveness and simple integration.
In the presented paper, author suggests that IT also have a stronger role in software realization of an expert system. Author would like to assemble experts experience in our dumb box (Personal Computer) as knowledge base.