A Framework for Information Systems Integration in Mobile Working Environments
J. García-Guzmán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), M. Sánchez-Segura (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), A. Amescua-Seco (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and M. Navarro (TRAGSA Group Information, Spain)
Copyright: © 2007
This chapter introduces a framework for designing; distributing; and managing mobile applications that uses and updates information coming from different data sources (databases and systems from different organizations) for helping mobile workers to perform their job. A summary of the state of the art in relation to mobile applications integration is presented. Then; the authors describe the appropriate organizational context for applying the integration framework proposed. Next; the framework components and how the framework is use are explained. Finally; the trials performed for testing the mobile applications architecture are discussed; presenting the main conclusions and future work. Furthermore; the authors hope that understanding the concepts related to the integration of mobile applications through the presentation of an integration framework will not only inform researchers of a better design for mobile application architectures; but also assist in the understanding of intricate relationships between the types of functionality required by this kind of systems.