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Title: Monitoring morphisms to support sustainable interoperability of enterprise systems
Author: Ferreira, José Alexandre Pires
Advisor: Gonçalves, Ricardo
Agostinho, Carlos
Keywords: Interoperability
Model morphisms
Sustainable interoperability,
Multi-agent systems and model-based systems engineering
Defense Date: 2011
Publisher: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Abstract: Nowadays, organizations are required to be part of a global collaborative world. Sometimes this is the only way they can access new and wider markets, reaching new opportunities, skills and sharing assets, e.g. tools, lessons learnt. However, due to the different sources of enterprise models and semantics, organizations are experiencing difficulties in exchanging vital information via electronic and in a seamlessly way. To solve this issue, most of them try to attain interoperability by establishing peer-to-peer mappings with different business partners, or in optimized networks using neutral data standards to regulate communications. Moreover, the systems are more and more dynamic, changing frequently to answer new customer’s requirements, causing new interoperability problems and a reduction of efficiency. This dissertation proposes a multi-agent system to monitor existing enterprise systems, by being capable of detecting morphism changes. With this, network harmonization breakings are timely detected, and possible solutions are suggested to regain the interoperable status, thus enhancing robustness for reaching sustainability of business networks.
Description: Dissertation to obtain the Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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