8th International Symposium, BMSD 2018, Vienna, Austria, July 2-4, 2018, Proceedings
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Author: Boris Shishkov
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2018, held in Vienna, Austria, in July 2018. The 14 full papers and 21 short papers selected for inclusion in this book deal with a large number of research topics: (i) Some topics concern Business Processes (BP), such as BP modeling / notations / visualizations, BP management, BP variability, BP contracting, BP interoperability, BP modeling within augmented reality, inter-enterprise collaborations, and so on; (ii) Other topics concern Software Design, such as software ecosystems, specification of context-aware software systems, service-oriented solutions and micro-service architectures, product variability, software development monitoring, and so on; (iii) Still other topics are crosscutting with regard to business modeling and software design, such as data analytics as well as information security and privacy; (iv) Other topics concern hot technology / innovation areas, such as blockchain technology and internet-of-things. Underlying with regard to all those topics is the BMSD’18 theme: Enterprise Engineering and Software Engineering - Processes and Systems for the Future.
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Author: Javier Prieto,Ashok Kumar Das,Stefano Ferretti,António Pinto,Juan Manuel Corchado
This book gathers the refereed proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Blockchain and Applications 2019, BLOCKCHAIN19, held in Ávila, Spain, in June 2019. Among the scientific community, blockchain and artificial intelligence are broadly considered to offer a promising combination that could transform the production and manufacturing industry, media, finance, insurance, e-government, etc. Nevertheless, there is no generally accepted approach, nor established best practices, for combining blockchain and artificial intelligence. The 21 papers presented here were carefully reviewed and selected from over 40 submissions. They highlight the latest advances in blockchain, artificial intelligence and their application domains, exploring innovative ideas, guidelines, theories, models, technologies, and tools, and identifying critical issues and challenges that researchers and practitioners will face in the near future. We wish to thank the sponsors: IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society, Spain Section Chapter, and the IEEE Spain Section (Technical Co-Sponsor), IBM, Indra, Viewnext, Global Exchange, AEPIA, APPIA and AIR institute.
Business Impacts and Developments
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Author: Gottfried Vossen,Frank Schönthaler,Stuart Dillon
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the rapidly changing world of Web-based business technologies and their often-disruptive innovations. The history of the Web is a short one. Indeed many college graduates today were not even born when the Web first emerged. It is therefore an opportune time to view the Web as having reached the point of graduation. The Web has led to new ways in which businesses connect and operate, and how individuals communicate and socialize; related technologies include cloud computing, social commerce, crowd sourcing, and the Internet of Things, to name but a few. These developments, including their technological foundations and business impacts, are at the heart of the book. It contextualizes these topics by providing a brief history of the World Wide Web, both in terms of the technological evolution and its resultant business impacts. The book was written for a broad audience, including technology managers and students in higher education. It is also intended as a guide for people who grew up with a background in business administration or engineering or a related area but who, in the course of their career paths, have reached a point where IT-related decisions have become their daily business, e.g., in digital transformation. The book describes the most important Web technologies and related business applications, and especially focuses on the business implications of these technologies. As such, it offers a solid technology- and business-focused view on the impact of the Web, and balances rules and approaches for strategy development and decision making with a certain technical understanding of what goes on “behind the scenes.”
A user-friendly introduction to blockchain technology and its business applications
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Author: Peter Lipovyanov
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Your one-stop guide to blockchain technology and its business applications Key Features Assimilate blockchain services such as Ethereum and Hyperledger to transform industrial applications Know in and out of blockchain technology to understand various business use cases Understand various common and not-so-common challenges faced in blockchain development Book Description Blockchain for Business 2019 is a comprehensive guide that enables you to bring in various blockchain functionalities to extend your existing business models and make correct fully-informed decisions. You will learn how decentralized applications are transforming numerous business sectors that are expected to play a huge role in the future. You will see how large corporations are already implementing blockchain technology now. You will then learn about the various blockchain services, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, and others to understand their use cases in a variety of business domains. You will develop a solid fundamental understanding of blockchain architecture. Moving ahead, you will get to grips with the inner workings of blockchain, with detailed explanations of mining, decentralized consensus, cryptography, smart contracts, and many other important concepts. You will delve into a realistic view of the current state of blockchain technology, along with its issues, limitations, and potential solutions that can take it to the next level. By the end of this book, you will all be well versed in the latest innovations and developments in the emerging blockchain space. What you will learn Understand the fundamentals of blockchain and how it was developed Gain a good understanding of economic concepts and developments Develop a base for concepts such as cryptography, computer networking, and programming Understand the applications of blockchain and its potential impact on the world Become well versed with the latest developments in the blockchain space Explore blockchain frameworks, including decentralized organizational structures, networks, and applications Who this book is for This book is for financial professionals, business executives, managers, and enthusiasts who are interested in getting well-versed with blockchain technology in various business domains. This book will help boost your existing business models using blockchain services. No prior experience of blockchain is required.
Blueprint for a New Economy
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Author: Melanie Swan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Category: Business & Economics
Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network Personal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic data Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.