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Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, 1999. EDOC '99. Proceedings. Third International

Date 27-30 Sept. 1999

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  • Proceedings Third International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing. Conference (Cat. No.99EX366)

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 279
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  • Naming and locating mobile agents in an Internet environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):153 - 161
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    The problem of finding the position of a mobile agent in a wide distributed system still represents an open research area. In fact, although today several mobile agent platforms have been developed, each of them implements an ad hoc naming and location policy, suitably studied to address the specific requirements deriving from the design choices made. What is really needed is a naming and location... View full abstract»

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  • CEIF: a CORBA-based integrated framework for manufacturing enterprises

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):147 - 152
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    As manufacturing industry evolves, enterprise networking becomes more popular and important. At the same time, distributed object computing technology such as CORBA has been developed rapidly and taken into use in many fields. Since CORBA technology has its advantages in an enterprise network environment, a CORBA based integrated framework for manufacturing enterprises called CEIF (Concurrency Eng... View full abstract»

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  • Reflection support for adaptive distributed applications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):28 - 36
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    The DART (Distributed Adaptive Run-Time) project is developing an adaptive software environment for general-purpose distributed applications. The goal of the project is to provide a software run-time system that allows application authors to quickly develop distributed software, such as network or World Wide Web software, without having to deal with the details of the distribution technology. DART... View full abstract»

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  • Component framework supporting inter-company cooperation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):164 - 171
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    The Internet has created a tremendous opportunity to conduct business electronically. Innovative business concepts, like virtual enterprises, supply chain management, or one-to-one marketing, as well as advanced competitive strategies encompassing these business concepts, like mass customization, may be followed-up much more efficiently. However, competitive strategies like mass customization requ... View full abstract»

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  • CLF/Mekano: a framework for building virtual-enterprise applications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):183 - 192
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (4)
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    CLF/Mekano is a distributed object infrastructure oriented towards the high-level coordination of coarse grain components. Unlike other infrastructures of the same class, such as CORBA or DCOM, coordination in CLF/Mekano is built-in at the lowest level, namely at the inter-component communication protocol level, and not as a side service (such as the event, transaction or negotiation services of C... View full abstract»

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  • An ODP enterprise specification of customer service management for connectivity services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):94 - 103
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (6)
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    Customer service management (CSM) offers a management interface between customers and a service provider, which enables the customers to individually monitor and control their subscribed service. Introducing CSM in the service provider's environment includes communicating and interacting with its service management. Considering the complexity of service management, the goal of this paper is to log... View full abstract»

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  • Custom vs. off-the-shelf architecture

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):270 - 278
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    Members of the COTS-based system initiative at the Software Engineering Institute have developed the Generic Enterprise Ensemble (GEE), a generic approach to building distributed, transaction based, secure enterprise information systems (EIS). GEE is a tool to help in the selection of technologies and architectural choices when building enterprise information systems. Enterprise JavaBeans... View full abstract»

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  • Shibboleth of many meanings. An essay on the ontology of business objects

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 17
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    Business objects have become an important topic of the discourse on enterprise distributed object computing, but what is a business object, apart from a flabbergasting, seemingly oxymoronic juxtaposition of vocables from two spheres that are poles part, viz. that of management fads and that of software development? From a comprehensive study of the literature on the subject, we distinguish seven r... View full abstract»

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  • ODP-modelling of virtual enterprises with supporting engineering architecture

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):172 - 182
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    The paper presents an ODP-based approach to modelling virtual enterprises using a business case from the maritime industry. By modelling this business case, focusing on enterprise modelling, engineering requirements for communication infrastructure in virtual enterprises are identified. These requirements are met with the Data Exchange and Management (DEM) architecture, which has been implemented ... View full abstract»

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  • Options for expressing ODP enterprise communities and their policies by using UML

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):72 - 82
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    The ODP Enterprise Language allows the rules and policies that characterize an organization to be brought together and used to guide the various stages of system design, development and operation. UML is one of the leading notations for system design and is likely to be the basis for a wide range of design tools. However, UML has a comparatively weak set of facilities for supporting the combinatio... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to making CORBA support equivalence relationships

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):233 - 244
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    Type compatibility is an important issue in the area of service type evolution as it is desirable for a new-version service to still be compatible with its old version in order that existing clients of the old service are affected by the change as little as possible. The paper introduces a new type relationship called an equivalence relationship which concerns functionality compatibility rather th... View full abstract»

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  • A CORBA based framework for trusted E-commerce transactions

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):18 - 25
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    Business via the Internet is becoming very popular. A number of organizations doing business in the traditional way are extending to do business over the World Wide Web. This not only results in reaching a very large number of customers in a cost-effective way but also makes business transactions fast and efficient. Most business-to-business deals are done through value-added networks (VANs) but, ... View full abstract»

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  • CORBA in the new millenium: the changing landscape

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):264 - 269
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    A previous paper by B.P. Blackshaw and J.R. Ellwood (1997) examined the suitability of CORBA for building enterprise level distributed systems. A number of areas of concern were discussed, and the paper concluded that at the time of writing, mid-1997, CORBA was not sufficiently mature for the job, However optimism was expressed that within 2-3 years many of the issues raised would have been dealt ... View full abstract»

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  • ODP enterprise language: UML perspective

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):60 - 71
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    Presents extensions and refinements of those concepts that are pertinent to the ODP (open distributed processing) enterprise viewpoint. We first highlight the intricacies of enterprise modelling and then present key enterprise modelling concepts. These concepts represent both refinements to the existing ODP concepts and some new concepts that we propose for the ODP enterprise language standard cur... View full abstract»

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  • Patterns for integrating manufacturing product and process models

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):37 - 48
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    In building models for manufacturing, product information has most often been handled separately from process information. The integration of product and process models in a unified data model could provide the means by which information could be shared across a manufacturing enterprise throughout the system lifecycle from design to production. Recently, attempts have been made to integrate these ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic management of Internet telephony servers: a case study based on JavaBeans and JDMK

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):135 - 146
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    It is widely recognized that the scalable and efficient management of large, heterogeneous information technology infrastructures requires middleware that allows the extension of managed resources with new functionality at runtime. A recent and promising approach is the Java Dynamic Management Kit (JDMK) that relies on the JavaBeans component technology. Based on our experiences with a prototype i... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing support for work activity coordination within a distributed workflow system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):116 - 123
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    There is growing interest in providing computer support for an organisation's business processes such as customer order processing, product support, stock taking and so forth. Workflow systems are normally used for this purpose to co-ordinate and monitor execution of multiple tasks arranged to form business processes. In this context, computer support for work activity co-ordination will be taken ... View full abstract»

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  • OMF-an object request broker for the process control application domain

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):126 - 134
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    Long before middleware became a market topic and professional providers offered out of the box functionality, industry like Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), had to provide solutions, which were based on what we today call middleware. Consequently, many industrial firms developed their own solutions. We describe an ABB proprietary middleware product called Object Management Facility (OMF). We present all i... View full abstract»

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  • Interoperability and interchangeability of middleware components in a three-tier CORBA-environment-state of the art

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):204 - 213
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    The paper covers heterogeneous multi-tier environments based on CORBA and Java. On the client side there is a Web browser that connects to the middle tier through CORBA-based Java applets. The business logic is decoupled from the database server on the third tier. Access to the databases is made through a JDBC interface or with embedded SQL. We present considerations about the use of different bro... View full abstract»

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  • Service architecture integrates mainframes in a CORBA environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):194 - 203
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    The mainframe centered IT environment is still a common architecture in many large organizations, especially in the financial industry. But the increasing demand for new applications and integration of modern communication technology forces a paradigm change. The paper deals with the challenging task of defining and controlling a disciplined evolution of the existing centralized IT systems into a ... View full abstract»

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  • The Evolve tailoring platform: supporting the evolution of component-based groupware

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):106 - 115
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    Groupware systems are designed to support the cooperation of people within and between enterprises. The development of groupware using component-based programming techniques has received a lot of attention recently. The commonly expected benefits are reduced development time, lower costs and higher product quality. Aiming at an additional benefit, the work presented in this paper makes use of the ... View full abstract»

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  • EventPorts: preventing legacy componentware

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):224 - 232
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    In our work with legacy information systems, we have found two prevalent anti-patterns-tight coupling and code pollution-which, if not addressed in replacement systems, could result in today's new systems simply becoming tomorrow's new legacy system. Tight coupling results from Explicit Invocation across collaborating components. Code pollution results from implicit (rather than explicit) reflecti... View full abstract»

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  • Using the UML language to express the ODP enterprise concepts

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 59
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    Specification is not a gimmick; it is a real discipline that offers many advantages to software developers. It is helpful for building, managing and describing applications. Specification standards are now available, such as the OMG (Object Management Group) adoption of the UML (Unified Modelling Language) notation and the RM-ODP (Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing) standards develope... View full abstract»

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