A Framework for Information Systems Integration in Mobile Working Environments
Javier García-Guzmán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), María-Isabel Sánchez-Segura (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Antonio de Amescua-Seco (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and Mariano Navarro (TRAGSA Group Information, Spain)
Copyright: © 2009
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.