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A Framework to Collaborative and Incremental Development of Distributed Information Systems

  • Mutaleci Miranda
  • Geraldo Xexeo
  • Jano Moreira de Souza
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5236)

Abstract

In this work, we approach the problem of developing corporate information systems in complex organizations dispersed across large geographical regions. Under these circumstances, management of differences among organizational unit requirements and implementation of new requirements over time may be cumbersome. We present a proposal to handle this problem by combining the use of semi-structured documents as data model, the partitioning of system code in several loosely coupled agents and the use of ontologies to conciliate differences in organizational unit vocabularies. We also describe an implementation of the proposal based on our Coppeer agent platform.

Keywords

Multi-agent systems tools for CSCW in design 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mutaleci Miranda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Geraldo Xexeo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jano Moreira de Souza
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Seção de Engenharia de ComputaçãoInstituto Militar de EngenhariaBrazil
  2. 2.Programa de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computação (COPPE)Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Ciência da Computação (IM)Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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