Crowdsourcing: Cloud-Based Software Development by Wei LiCrowdsourcing: Cloud-Based Software Development by Wei Li

Crowdsourcing: Cloud-Based Software Development

byWei LiEditorMichael N. Huhns, Wei-Tek Tsai

Hardcover | June 10, 2015

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This book presents the latest research on the software crowdsourcing approach to develop large and complex software in a cloud-based platform. It develops the fundamental principles, management organization and processes, and a cloud-based infrastructure to support this new software development approach. The book examines a variety of issues in software crowdsourcing processes, including software quality, costs, diversity of solutions, and the competitive nature of crowdsourcing processes. Furthermore, the book outlines a research roadmap of this emerging field, including all the key technology and management issues for the foreseeable future. Crowdsourcing, as demonstrated by Wikipedia and Facebook for online web applications, has shown promising results for a variety of applications, including healthcare, business, gold mining exploration, education, and software development. Software crowdsourcing is emerging as a promising solution to designing, developing and maintaining software. Preliminary software crowdsourcing practices and platforms, including Apple's App Store and TopCoder, demonstrate the advantages of crowdsourcing in terms of software ecosystem expansion and product quality improvement.

Professor Wei Li is a member of the Chinese Science Academy. He is the director of State Key Lab of Software Environment Development, and vice-chair of the Chinese Institue of Electronic. He has been president of Beihang University from 2002 to 2009. Currently he is serving as Editor-in-Chief for "Science China - Information Sciences",...
Title:Crowdsourcing: Cloud-Based Software DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pagesPublished:June 10, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662470101

ISBN - 13:9783662470107


Table of Contents

Part I: Software crowdsourcing concepts and design issues.- Part II: Software crowdsourcing models and architectures.- Part III: Software crowdsourcing systems.

Editorial Reviews

"This book describes a wide array of issues criticalin developing and studying cloud-based software systems. It covers learningmaterials needed for various stakeholders including software engineers,software entrepreneurs, crowdworkers, social scientists interested inincentives in crowd work, information economists, and other researchersstudying crowd wisdom . . highly recommend this book for those stakeholders; itis well organized and written in mostly layman's language. The content can beeasily understood for a wide variety of readers from interdisciplinary fields."(Jina Huh, Computing Reviews, October, 2015)