Head of Discipline: Professor Alistair Barros
Professor Alistair Barros' research focusses on the development of novel business design utilising services in different industries, service-based IT architecture and the technical analysis of systems for identifying and validating new designs. He has worked extensively with SAP, government departments and industry partners including Bank of Queensland and Suncorp.
Global leaders in the field
QUT is one of the leading Australian institutions for Information Systems. We are known for our uncompromising focus on rigorously conducted and highly relevant research, which provides immediate value to students and industry partners.
Women's Wellness after Cancer Program
Professor Debra Anderson and her team have worked with the Women's Wellness after Cancer Program (WWACP) by implementing interactive technologies to improve the quality of life for women after battling cancer.
- business processes
- software applications
- big data
- middleware platforms
- computing infrastructure
- smart phones, and devices related to cars
- buildings and homes.
- service-oriented architecture
- cloud computing mobile computing and smart devices
- the Internet of Things
- global business networks
- social media and networks.
The Category 1 funded research projects we are currently leading are:
This project aims to develop a deeper understanding of the potential of increased connectedness between customers; specifically for organisations in the services sector. The massive uptake of social technologies demonstrates the high demand for connectedness. However, to date, corporations and their customers have insufficient means to utilise such communities.
Through the banking sector, the project's outcomes intend to show how digital communities can improve the delivery of services and facilitate new co-delivery and brokerage models.
Legacy2Service: A novel, model-driven technique for re-engineering on-demand software services out of legacy applications
The proliferation of software-as-a-service applications from 'dotcom' players is raising expectations that other industries will make their critical desktop and mainframe software available as web-enabled software-as-a- service and mobile apps. However, manually re-engineering legacy software is notoriously costly and frequently unsuccessful.
This project will make it easier and quicker to turn stand-alone programs into online services by automating much of the process. Specifically, it will develop tools for:
- analysing program code to identify points to implement service interfaces
- displaying existing and new code dependencies visually
- help with design and implementation of new software layers that link legacy services to the web.
The women’s wellness after cancer program (WWACP) is a national, collaborative project to develop, trial and evaluate the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of an e-health enabled structured health promotion intervention. It is targeted at improving health related quality of life (HRQoL) and reducing key chronic disease risk factors in women previously treated for haematological, breast and gynaecological cancers.
It is proposed that sustainable positive lifestyle change can be obtained and sustained more effectively and efficiently using current interactive technologies such as online consultations, reminders and encouragement via phone and tablet apps, and through the various educational and informative resources available on a dynamic, interactive website and online community.
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Are you looking to study at a higher or more detailed level? We are currently looking for students to research topics at a variety of study levels, including PhD, Masters, Honours or the Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES).