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Challenges For The Next Integration Of E Business Projects In Higher Education

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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Web Systems and Web Services

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8.291.1 - 8.291.9



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Leonid Preiser

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Session 1658

Challenges for the Next Integration of E-Business Projects in Higher Education

Leonid B. Preiser

Department of Computer Science and Communications Technology School of Engineering and Technology National University 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037-1011 (858) 642-8483, fax (858) 642-8489


The reality of E-Business proliferation is posing new challenges as companies and businesses around the world are increasingly struggling to manage and track respective projects. Recent growth in global utilization of Internet technologies has posed several questions and brought new opportunities to the academic and research community.

This paper focuses on methodologies and criteria intended to integrate unique E-Business features into the project infrastructure concept (PIC) applicable to the respective graduate and postgraduate curricula. Those unique E-Business features factored into the discussed PIC include variable-term dynamics, uncertainty in trends, critical dependence on environmental interacting components, constraints on linkages, unpredictable technological advances, and relatively short life cycles of telecommunications protocols.

The PIC architecture includes sequence of four interacting project layers (IPL) - business layer, applications layer, networking layer, and engineering/technology layer – so that analysis at each upper layer would produce requirements that are passed down to lower layers, whereas solutions meeting these requirements are passed back to the upper layers. Each IPL is decomposed into the series of project knowledge areas (PKA). This paper discusses selection process, purpose and use of applicable project knowledge areas, so that for each IPL, a respective set of PKA would be structured in a way to accommodate essential attributes of E-Business features. For example, a set of five PKAs for business project layer - strategic business planning, identifying major business functions, justifying business processes, selecting business opportunities, and augmenting process reengineering - would be linked with environmental interacting components, such as International Standards Organization, International Telecommunications Union, telecommunications carriers, regulatory agencies, vendors, manufacturers, business customers, and legislative bodies. In a similar way, the PKA set for the networking project layer utilizes the

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Preiser, L. (2003, June), Challenges For The Next Integration Of E Business Projects In Higher Education Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12151

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