Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

A World of Choice: Practical Aspects about
Complex IS and OS

Assoc. Professor Claudia-Georgeta Carstea
Dean Faculty of Economics
"George Baritiu" University of Brasov

Abstract: Up to now, most open source software (OSS) deployments have been in invisible infrastructure applications running on back-office servers (GNU/Linux, Apache, and so on). In many cases, the extra functionality available in OSS systems allows for a richer feature set. Much has been written about the motivation of individual OSS developers; in this case, the primary drivers behind an organizations decision to implement OSS solutions are principle and pragmatism. Open source systems lack the comfort zone that a commercially acquired solution provides; rather, support comes from bulletin boards and the like.
However, open source software has been widely used for a long time in academic institutions. In this way, the usage of this type of software comes with drastically lower cost than usual. Also, because open source software is more or less free, there is often the mis-perception that service and support should also be correspondingly priced, which is a difficult mindset to break. Although the open source phenomenon is sometimes characterized as a threat for the software development industry, small to medium-sized enterprises anywhere in the world leverage the innovative open source model as an infrastructure on which to create new business opportunities. Being the most complete and most popular open source development technology, Java platform is used and describe specific technologies and products used in software development and production. In the following section we describe conditions in which this information system is being developed. In addition, we explain architecture of the system devised to allow successful development in this environment. The third section describes technologies used to implement the system according to constraints and goals set by its architecture. The fourth section introduces specific tools used to develop and deploy components of the information system together with the discussion and reasons why these products are used.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Claudia Carstea is Associate Professor in Databases and Management Information Systems at "George Baritiu" University, Brasov, Romania. Received her Ph.D. In Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics, AES, Bucharest, Romania. Research activities focus in the fields of: performance management and measurement in design information systems, business networks, databases, risk evaluation in project management, process control in management information systems.
She is Dean of Faculty of Economics, "George Baritiu" University of Brasov, Romania. Also she is Head of ECDL Department at the same university.
She is author and co-author of numerous research papers published in referred journals and conference proceedings, and he has been author and editor of national and international books.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Claudia Carstea has authored and co-authored 82 scientific publications in books, journals, and conference proceedings.

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