Necessity, Challenges, and Promises of Peer-To-Peer Architecture of Information Systems

  • Jaroslav Král
  • Michal Žemlička


Information systems of large enterprises and/or organizations must be a confederation, i.e. it must have the structure of a peer-to-peer network of large autonomous components. We show the reasons why such a structure is necessary and what advantages it has not only in the case of large information systems. Challenges and software engineering problems (e.g. metrics for CMM) are discussed. The consequences for the education of both software experts and the “common” users of information technologies are mentioned.


Multiagent System Resource Description Framework Message Format Autonomous Component Global Information System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaroslav Král
  • Michal Žemlička
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  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University, PraguePraha 1Czech Republic

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