Products & Publications

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My applied research areas are products because they have rescued real engineering efforts from failing to delivering results to stakeholders. These products take the shape of enabling mechanisms to overcome impediments that hinder teams from delivering their intended products.

I pose that if these products can rescue, then they can surely prevent projects from getting into trouble as well. These products are applied research they require more research, work and hardening to transition them from tacit (i.e., they are still locked in my head) to repeatable explicit methodologies and tools.


Concept and Logical Construct (CaLC) Modeling focuses on reflecting stakeholders’ perspectives from an environmental view.  The purpose is to vet and align the various perspectives to work towards a common vision.   The model set includes the following artifacts:

  • Forces Map
  • Landscape Diagram
  • Operational Schematics (As-is and/or To-be)
  • Functional Results Flow


  • R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, “A Framework for Dynamic Semantic Web Services Management,” Special Issue on Service Oriented Modeling, International Journal in Cooperative Information Systems, December, 2004 howard_kerschberg_IJCIS_vol13no4(2004)
  • R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, “A Knowledge-based Framework for Dynamic Semantic Web Services Brokering and Management,” presented at Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA) 2004, WebS Workshop, Zarogoza, Spain, 2004
  • R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, “Brokering Semantic Web Services via Intelligent Middleware Agents within a Knowledge-Based Framework,” presented at Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), Beijing, China, 2004
  • R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, “Using Facets of Security within a Knowledge-based Framework to Broker and Manage Semantic Web Services,” presented at Secure Knowledge Management (SKM 2004), Amherst, New York, USA, 2004
  • R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, “Dynamically Managing the Delivery of Web Services via Workflow and Feedback,” presented at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2004 e-Business (Web2004) Workshop; Washington, DC, 2004