Synopses & Reviews
The purpose of any information system is to support the activities of an organisation. Therefore it is necessary to have a good grasp of information technology aspects related to information systems as well as the business characteristics and needs the technology should serve. This volume presents selected papers presented at the ICEIS '99 conference, aimed at bringing together active researchers in information systems and practitioners. Also, it includes invited contributions by leading authorities in the four main areas that are covered, namely database technology applications; systems analysis and design; artificial intelligence and decision support systems; and Internet and Intranet computing. Audience: This book will be of interest to information technology professionals, especially those working on systems integration, databases, decision support systems or electronic commerce. It will also be of use to middle managers who need to work with information systems and require knowledge of current trends in development methods and applications.
Table of Contents
Preface. Invited Papers.
Enterprise Information Systems: Issues, Challenges and Viewpoints; K. Liu, et al.
New Directions for Systems Analysis and Design; R. Stamper. Part 1: Systems Analysis and Specification.
Generating Object-Z Specifications from Use Cases; A. Moreira, J. Araújo.
Alliance: An Agent-Based Case Environment for Enterprise Process Modelling, Enactment and Quantitative Control; I. Alloui, et al.
Adaptive Workflow; W.M.P. van der Aalst, et al.
Business Process Modeling and Analysis Using Gert Networks; J. Barjis, J.L.G. Dietz.
Integrated Approach for Information System Analysis at the Enterprise Level; R. Gustas.
The Software Dimensions Theory; C. Toffolon.
The Future of Enterprise Groupware Applications; S. Terzis, et al.
Customer Oriented Enterprise Information Management; S.P. Chattopadhyay. Part 2: Database Technology and its Applications.
Updating Multiple Databases through Mediators; V. Vidal, B. Lóscio.
Modelling Background Processes in Parallel Database Systems for Performance Prediction; K.J. Lü.
An Information System for Distributed Manufacturing Enterprises; A. Lopes Azevedo, C. Toscano.
Gathering the Right Information at the Right Time; O. Belo.
Prototype Validation of the Trapezoidal Attribute Cardinality Map for Query Optimization in Database Systems; M. Thiyagarajah, B.J. Oommen. Part 3: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems.
Damas: An Integrated Business Modelling Information System to Support Management Enterprise Decisions; L. Lavazza, H. Sedehi.
Harnessing AI Technologies to Meet the Requirements of Adaptive Workflow Systems; P. Jarvis, et al.
Solving the Timetabling Problem with Simulated Annealing; F. Melício, et al.
A General Methodology for Robotic Haptic Recognition of 3-D Objects; E. Faldella, M. Prandini.
What's in a Node; J. Reis, N. Mamede. Part 4: Internet and Intranet Computing.
Blind Signatures with Double-Hashed Messages for Fair Electronic Elections and Ownership Claimable Digital Cash; C.-I Fan, et al.
Maximising the Benefits of Electronic Commerce; C. Charlton, et al.
A `Semantic' Approach for Implementing Medata on the World Wide Web; G.P. Zarri.
Video Communications over IP/ATM Networks Implementation Issues and performance; L.O. Barbosa.
System Support for Intranet-Based Workflow Processing; A. Schill, C. Mittasch.
A Remote Meteorological Data Service Supporterd on Corba; J.S.C. Mota, et al.