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ConfSys3.5: A Kaizen Conference Management System

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ConfSys3.5: A Kaizen Conference Management System

Lu, Ming (2015) ConfSys3.5: A Kaizen Conference Management System. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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After over a decade and half of the development and improvement based on real experience, the third generation of ConfSys (ConfSys3) not only possesses features such as user-group management, daemon and multi-track academic meetings, but also is able to support multi-series academic conference. The experience with these previous versions of ConfSys pointed to the need for better usability and additional features for system management. This thesis presents the design and implementation of ConfSys3.5, a kaizen conference management system, with continuous improvements and new features to assist academics to manage the processes of their events, and to provide related services for author and conference participants. ConfSys3.5 uses the same Tomcat - Java Servlet/JSP - MySQL platform as previous versions of ConfSys, but has introduced Struts 2 in Java web application, improved database and user interfaces to address user’s requirements. Both user friendliness and efficiency in ConfSys3.5 have been improved thanks to the lessons learned from developing and using earlier versions of ConfSys. ConfSys3.5 not only improves usability, but also introduces new concepts, such as Auto Session Management and Program Generation to reduce repetitive work and make management work more flexible. Furthermore, the improved software framework and database provides clear structure and flexibility, thus making the maintenance and expansion of the software system easier.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Lu, Ming
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science
Date:15 September 2015
Thesis Supervisor(s):Bipin, Desai
ID Code:980529
Deposited By: MING LU
Deposited On:03 Nov 2015 17:08
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:51

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