Thursday 23rd of November 2017
 

Design of Web Content Management System for Dental Laboratories


Reham Alabduljabbar and Samir El-Masri

Web Content Management system is a management tool for creating a dynamic website. It ensures logical structure of data organization and ease of content accessing and presenting. Dental laboratories need Web Content Management system (WCMS) to control their business. Maintaining a long-term relationship between dental laboratories and their customers (dental clinics and dentists) urges an active communication process between the two sides. The main contribution of this paper is to design a simple Web Content Management System for Dental Laboratories. The system adopts three layers of technical architecture. The paper will also discuss why there is a need to develop a standalone WCMS for Dental Laboratories whilst other open source WCMSs can be utilized such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.

Keywords: Web content management system, Dental laboratory system, Three-tier architecture, Commercial content management system, Open source content management system, Joomla, Drupal.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Reham Alabduljabbar
Ms. Reham Alabduljabbar is a PhD Student enrolled at the Department of Information Systems, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Samir El-Masri
Dr Samir El-Masri completed his Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at the College of Engineering, Lebanese University in 1993. Dr El-Masri has a Master\'s degree and PhD from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble” France in numerical simulations and software engineering in 1997. He worked for 3 years ended in 2001 at Hokkaido University, Japan as postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor. Dr El-Masri was a senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney, Central Queensland University and University of Southern Queensland, Australia from 2001 till 2006. He worked for at least 4 years in IT and software development industry at large Australian companies as a senior project manager/Program Manager and senior consultant in Australia. Dr El-Masri is currently an Associate Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2009, and he has published more than 80 research papers in international Journals, books and Conferences. Research Interests are Health Informatics. Dr El-Masri is a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society, Lebanese Order of Engineers, Saudi Association for Health Informatics and Australian Computer Society. He is an editorial member of the journal of engineering and technology research and the journal of health informatics in developing countries.


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