Active Services: Concepts, Architecture and Implementation (eBook), 1st Edition

  • Zhang Yaoxue Tsinghua University
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  • ISBN-10: 9814253596
  • ISBN-13: 9789814253598
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 273 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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As Internet use becomes increasingly widespread, users continually raise demands on its applications and services. However, Internet services-usually created by software developers-do not currently possess intelligent and self-adapting functions. Fortunately, the development of component technology, artificial intelligence technology, data mining and Web service technologies laid a solid foundation for research and development into active self-adapting services. This book touches upon two new concepts in computer and Internet sciences. "Active services" address the constraints of Web services, which are generally based on fixed models and are incapable of adjusting to user requirements. "Program mining" involves searching for existing components on the Internet and reusing them according to requirements.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Zhang Yaoxue

Zhang Yaoxue is currently a member of the Chinese Academy of engineering, a professor at Tsinghua University, and Director General of the Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China. Prof. Zhang obtained his BEng in Electronic Engineering from Northwest Institute of Telecommunication Engineering and his PhD in Computer Science from Tohoku University. His major research areas include computer networking, operating systems, and ubiquitous/pervasive computing, specializing in transparent computing and active services. Prof. Zhang has published over 170 technical papers in international journals and conferences, as well as eight monographs and textbooks. He is an editorial board member for several international journals and the patentee of thirteen Chinese and one U.S. patents. Prof. Zhang was the recipient of more than ten awards for his distinguished contributions.