Research Paper by Carnegie Mellon Team Accepted to International Conference on Services Computing

June 07, 2013

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A research paper by a student team--made up of INI students Shrikant Adhikarla, Divya Natesan, Isaraporn (Cherry) Kulkumjon and Matthew Schlau--has been accepted to the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2013). The team was advised by faculty member Jia Zhang, an associate research professor at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus, and NASA researchers.

Titled "A Technique of Analyzing Trust Relationships to Facilitate Software Discovery and Recommendation," the paper was accepted into the Research Track of the SCC 2013, which has an acceptance rate of 18 percent. The topic of the research is in the field of service oriented computing (SOC).

"SCC is a flagship conference in the field of service oriented computing," said Dr. Zhang.

SOC is a cross-disciplinary field that studies the use of software systems as a service to facilitate reusability, scalability, availability, and interoperability in a networked environment. Most of the existing service discovery methods focus on finding candidate services based on functional and non-functional requirements. The team focused their research on how to differentiate the resulting service candidates. Led by Dr. Zhang, the students have developed a trust model that leverages the implicit human factor to quantify the trustworthiness of candidate services.

The technical paper first began as a course project sponsored by NASA in the fall semester. Known as the MSIT practicum, all students in the Pittsburgh-Silicon Valley Master of Science in Information Technology programs are required to apply their newly gained knowledge to a semester-long project for a real-life client. Dr. Zhang’s practicum team worked on their NASA project beyond the requirements needed for the practicum course and took initiative to complete fully a research paper that could be submitted to the conference.

The SCC 2013 conference will take place June 27-July 2 in Silicon Valley.

Pictured, left to right: Jia Zhang, Cherry Kulkumjon, Divya Natesan, Matthew Schlau, Shrikant Adhikarla and Wendy Fong, senior strategic programs manager, CMU-SV).

SCC 2013 Team at Carnegie Mellon