Web-Based Cooperative Information Systems Modeling

Web-Based Cooperative Information Systems Modeling

Youcef Baghdadi (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-09-4.ch018
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Abstract

This chapter presents a modeling for the Web-Based Cooperative Information Systems (WBCISs). This modeling considers the WBCISs as support of the unavoidable interactions among multiple existing heterogeneous subsystems of the information system and external information sources that share business objects and processes. The WBCIS is considered as an artifact that firstly and mainly allow information exchange, coordination and cooperation among these sources; and secondly data restructing and processes reuse or reengineering. The main concepts are Knowledge Sources and Interaction Component. A knowledge source represents a subsystem of the information system (Personal IS, Workgroup IS or Enterprise IS); or any external information source. The modeling considers the knowledge source as a UML package that presents an interface definition (business objects schema and processes). An interactions component is a kind of Web-based broker of business objects and processes. It is a support for communication services and user-oriented semantic services of the knowledge sources. It is based on the Web so that it deals with semi-structured data and accesses any knowledge source (willing to interact) having its URL. It uses a metadata that describes the knowledge sources as UML package. The modeling specializes interactions components according to the interaction situations of the knowledge source namely interactions for coordination that deal with the consistency of the shared business objects, interactions for cooperation related to the coupled processes’ activities or interactions for transmission that deal with informal and unstructured information exchanges. A Coordination Component allows knowledge source location, access, integration, global view and restructing of the business objects. A Cooperation Component allows process’ activities invocation, reuse or reengineering activities. This methodologic specialization allows easier implementation and reuse of the interaction components. An interaction component is modeled as a UML package.

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Foreword
Kees van Slooten
Chapter 1
Kees van Slooten, Marcel Bruins
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Evaluating an ISD Methodology for Software Packages
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Chapter 2
Jacqueline Renee Reich
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Modelling Molecular Biological Information: Ontologies and Ontological Design Patterns
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Chapter 3
Maria Lee, Kwang Mong Sim, Paul Kwok
To bolster the interoperability of agent-based commerce systems, trading agents are expected to adopt a set of common ontologies. Although there are... Sample PDF
Concept Acquisition Modeling for E-commerce Ontology
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Chapter 4
Wilfried Lemahieu
This chapter introduces the MESH approach to hypermedia modeling and navigation, which aims at relieving the typical drawbacks of poor... Sample PDF
An Object-Oriented Approach to Conceptual Hypermedia Modeling
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Chapter 5
Bernhard Strauch, Robert Winter
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Conceptual Modeling of Large Web Sites
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Chapter 6
Lex Wedemeijer
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A Method of Ease Schema Evolution
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Richard Chbeir, Youssef Amghar, Andre Flory
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A Three Layered Approach for General Image Retrieval
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Chapter 8
Jean Bezivin
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Is There a Life After Objects?
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Chapter 9
Andy Y. Cheung, Stephen L. Chan
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A Systemic Approach to Define Agents
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Chapter 10
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Chapter 11
Peter Anthony Busch, C. N.G. (Kit) Dampney
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Tacit Knowledge Acquisition and Processing within the Computing Domain: An Exploratory Study
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Chapter 12
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Chapter 13
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Chapter 14
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Chapter 15
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Chapter 16
Choong-ho Yi
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Representing and Reasoning with Scenarios within Information Systems Modeling
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Chapter 17
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From Object-Oriented Modeling to Agent-Oriented Modeling: An Electronic Commerce Application
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Chapter 18
Youcef Baghdadi
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Web-Based Cooperative Information Systems Modeling
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Chapter 19
Peter Rittgen
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Chapter 20
Patrick Leamy, George Ballester, Thomas Wright
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Chapter 21
C. Calero, M. Piattini, E. Marcos
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Chapter 22
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Informationbase - A New Information System Layer
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Chapter 23
Dennis Guster, Semyon Litvinov, Mary Richardson, David Robinson
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A Comparison of Stochastic Models for the Interarrival Times of Packets in a Computer Network
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Chapter 24
Liu Shuzhou, Angela Goh Eck Soong
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A Methodology for Adaptive Workflows
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