The Department is playing a leading rôle in the following initiatives.
SSI: Service Science Initiative
Service Science is emerging as both an academic and a practical discipline that integrates the skills – social, economic, managerial, computational, mathematical and technological – necessary to understand and manage complex services.
Topics of interest include:
- the rôle of service models across all economic sectors;
- the rôle of computing systems in creating services from service components;
- how do we measure and improve of the quality and profitability of a service provision;
- the reduction of risk in creating services.
The Service Science Initiative is being established to act as a focal point for researchers with different expertise interested in service science. The members of the initiative are working on the co-construction of computational and social models of services; developing standards and education; exploring practice in the design and delivery of public sector services; and the broad development of services that amplify industrial investment.
History of Computing Collection
The University’s History of Computing Collection contains equipment, software, archives, ephemera, oral histories, and videos. It was founded, in Autumn 2007, in order to study historically the relationship between computing technologies and society.