Towards Services Computing Curriculum

Services Computing has been recognized as a new foundational discipline of the modern services industry. But there are few systematic guidelines for undergraduate and graduate programs. Services Computing Curriculum Initiative (SCCI) is an attempt to systematically integrate the best practices and result in the creation of Services Computing degree programs that are suitable for accreditation processes. Several such initiatives have been launched in a number of countries and regions.

The Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) within the IEEE Computer Society is leading the SCCI, which are being contributed by a broad, internationally based group of volunteers and participants from industry, academia, and professional societies. It is the belief of this broad based community that an innovative and agile approach to curriculum creation to meet the fast emerging needs for educating and producing more future service-centric professionals must be employed in the 21st century. This paper presents the objectives, architectural framework, body of knowledge, guidelines, recommended methods for course composition, and future directions of SCCI.

By: Liang-Jie Zhang; Carl K. Chang

Published in: Proceedings of 2008 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2008) - Part I, Hawaii, p.2008 in 2008

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