Farzad Sanati received his PhD in Computing Science from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for his research work on e-Services Integration Methodologies in public sector. In addition to his academic and research work, Farzad has extensive experience in many major ICT projects as software engineer in Australian IT and Telecommunication industry.
1. Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB) The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani
2. Program committee member of the Sixth International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS 2012), Valencia Spain.
3. Research associate in e-health project by Australian Federal Department of Human Service and University of Technology Sydney, 2011.
4. Program committee member of International Conference on E-commerce and Web Technologies (EC-WEB 08), Milan Italy.
5. Associate member of Decision Systems and e-Service Intelligence Laboratory (DeSI), since 2007
Service Oriented Architecture
Composition and delivery of e-government web services is a challenging task. The lack of semantics in the current Web Services Description Language (WSDL) prevents automatic discovery and hence, automatic invocation and composition of those services. Thi
Ability to offer a citizen-centric view of government model is the key to a successful e-government service. Life-event model is the most widely adopted paradigm supporting the idea of composing a single complex e-government service that corresponds to an event in a citizen's life. Elementary building blocks of Life-event are based on atomic services offered from multiple government agencies. This study found that methodological mechanics of service integration and in particular the requirements engineering for composite services has been overlooked. Purpose of this study is to define obstacles of achieving e-government service delivery integration, and suggests a framework based on ontological analysis and modelling. Proposed framework that shall be called E-Service Integration Modelling (E-SIM) is based on the extensive use of Life-event concept. This paper proposes a top-down abstraction approach in requirements elicitation and modelling to define and implement the phenomenon of Life-event in context of e-government.
Sanati, F & Lu, J 2010, 'LifeEvent Ontology Oriented E-government Service Integration', Proc. of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA), IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, IEEE, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-6.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
From e-government integration viewpoint, LifeEvent is a collection of actions including at least one public service, which executed in its designated workflow to fulfil request of a citizen arising from a new real-life situation. The purpose of this study is to provide technical guidelines for extending Ontology Web Language for Services (OWL-S), which can provide technical support for LifeEvent Ontology Oriented Service Integration within the e-government domain. This study suggests a framework based on ontological analysis and modelling. Proposed framework is based on the extensive use of LifeEvent concept to achieve dynamically configured automated delivery of integrated e-government services. This paper proposes the LifeEvent Ontology that is a logical extension of OWL-S for implementation of EService Integration Modelling framework proposed in prior research.
Sanati, F 2009, 'Multilevel Life-event Abstraction Framework for E-government Service Integration', The 9th European Conference on E-Government 2009 (ECEG09), European Conference on e-Government, Academic Conferences International (ACI), London England, pp. 550-558.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
One of the fundamental attributes of modern government service delivery mechanism is the ability to offer a citizen-centric view of the government model. Life-event model is the most widely adopted paradigm supporting the idea of composing a single complex service that corresponds to an event in a citizens life. Elementary building blocks of Life-event are based on atomic services offered from multiple government agencies. Composite services are desirable mainly because of their added value to businesses and government agencies. This study found that the methodological mechanics of service integration, and in particular, the requirements engineering for services integration has been overlooked. It introduces a multilevel modelling framework for analysis and design of Life-event within the government service integration context based on the principle of abstraction. It also proposes a top down multilevel abstraction approach to model Life-event candidates and elicit their requirements and specification. This study explains the problem space of e-government service delivery integration, and stresses the ontology analysis and modelling as one of the essential requirements for modelling Life-events.
Sanati, F & Lu, J 2008, 'Semantic Web for E-Government Service Delivery Integration', Information Technology: New Generations, 2008. ITNG 2008. Fifth International Conference on, International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, IEEE, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 459-464.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Repeatability is one of the most fundamental components of any methodology or framework in any engineering discipline. Many research projects attempting to formulate some modelling strategies as the new technologies and development techniques are being p
Sanati, F. 2007, 'A Methodological Framework for E-government Service Delivery Integration', eGovernment Interoperability Campus 2007, eGovernment Interoperability Campus 2007, eGovernment Interoperability Observatory, Paris.
Non-interoperability between government agency e-service delivery mechanisms posing the technical challenge, and the lack of formulated modelling and implementation framework is the main methodological problem in achieving seamless E-government integration. In this paper integration of E-government is investigated (at Service Delivery Level) to achieve a seamless and cost-effective transition to one-stop-shop E-government service delivery. This paper proposes a methodological solution for a seamless and optimal intelligent E-government service delivery system. The solution consists of two distinct yet related components. The first component is an integration methodology driven from generic classical software development methodologies to help formulise the integration process. The second component is an implementation framework that will insure an integrated common interface to provide a unified presentation and functional structure for all government agencies at all levels of government.