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Proceedings Fourth International Enterprise Distributed Objects Computing Conference. EDOC2000

25-28 Sept. 2000

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  • Proceedings Fourth International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):iii - vii
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  • The specifications exchange service of an RM-ODP framework

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):86 - 90
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    LIP6 and EDF have started to develop an RM-ODP framework for building open distributed systems. The first concern of this development was the construction of the Specification Exchange Service. This service, the so-called Backbone, enables to exchange RM-ODP specifications over any ORB or file system. This article presents the functionalities of the Backbone in the RM-ODP framework and its explain... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperation of heterogeneous legacy information systems: a methodological framework

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):216 - 225
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    In many enterprises the presence of heterogenous legacy information systems is pervasive, nevertheless the different component organizations need to cooperate in order to offer new services. The Distributed Object Computing is a valid approach for the definition of a cooperative model among heterogeneous legacy information systems, but few methodologies and architectures explicitly address these i... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 263
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  • New control methods for the realization of an ultra-large-scale cooperative distributed system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):13 - 20
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    Mission critical operations have a very high level of importance in that their interruption may cause social unrest or severe problems in corporate management operations. From this point of view, it is common to construct them by using mainframes with high reliability, high processing capacity and excellent continuity. We have met this need by developing an ultra-large-scale cooperative distribute... View full abstract»

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  • Application integration in the Boeing enterprise

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):4 - 12
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    Today's e-Commerce world has suddenly created huge application integration requirements within large enterprises. For Boeing, additional demands are often imperative when they work with suppliers and partners to create a virtual enterprise that contains unique integration requirements. The fast moving, electronic world can only be managed and exploited properly if application integration is founde... View full abstract»

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  • Ponder: realising enterprise viewpoint concepts

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):66 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper introduces the Ponder language for specifying distributed object enterprise concepts. Ponder, is a declarative language, which permits the specification of policies in terms of obligations, permissions and prohibitions and provides the means for defining roles, relationships and their configurations in nested communities. Ponder provides a concrete representation of most of the concepts... View full abstract»

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  • PILOTE: a tool suite to support UML-based engineering processes

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):242 - 251
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    The development of object systems can be improved through the use of tools which assist in the complete development cycle, from development process definition to software production. We propose a reference model and a workbench for UML-based development processes founded on the decoupling of dynamic (workflow) and static (work contexts) aspects of a process and developed in the French RNRT PILOTE ... View full abstract»

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  • Rental application to rental service development of advanced ASP framework

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):58 - 64
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    We propose a new concept called Rental Service. Recently, Rental Application has been applied as ASP (Application Service Provider). For the next step in advancing ASP, we would prefer to provide Service which creates new functions, coordinating and facilitating already-existing functions, provided by many applications in the network. In this paper, we firstly made a list of problems for adding su... View full abstract»

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  • A directory server for mobile agents interoperability

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):144 - 148
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    This paper reports a directory server in a distributed middleware for realizing the interoperability between a wide variety of mobile agent systems. The ODP trader, an ITU-T recommendation for direction service, is customized for the specific requirements. The key ideas are (1) to extend the managed information so that program codes can be members, and (2) to provide Proxy Offer for utilizing serv... View full abstract»

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  • COBOL Script: a business-oriented scripting language

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):231 - 240
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    This paper describes COBOL Script, a Web-oriented script language developed by Hitachi. COBOL Script includes the following features: (1) The language specifications, which consist of functions required for Web computing, are a subset of COBOL85, the most frequently used programming language in business information systems. (2) COBOL Script supports decimal arithmetic functions that have the same ... View full abstract»

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  • A workflow and agent based platform for service provisioning

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):38 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    The design and implementation of a dependable system that provides a composition and execution environment for distributed applications whose executions could span arbitrarily large durations is described. The objective is to create a framework for complex service provisioning. By complex service provisioning we primarily mean the ability to compose a given service out of existing ones as well as ... View full abstract»

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  • Architecting cross-organisational B2B interactions

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):92 - 101
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    Process orientation is used increasingly as an approach to streamlining formerly inefficient business procedures and workflow management systems are frequently deployed IT systems to support this. The large number of workflow management systems available in the market and a growing demand for workflow systems demonstrates this trend. However in a world of electronic interconnectivity, the concepts... View full abstract»

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  • Model checking of workflow schemas

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):170 - 179
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    Practical experience indicates that the definition of real-world workflow applications is a complex and error-prone process. Existing workflow management systems provide the means, in the best case, for very primitive syntactic verification, which is not enough to guarantee the overall correctness and robustness of workflow applications. The paper presents an approach for formal verification of wo... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping enterprise events to the CORBA notification service

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):124 - 134
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    To satisfy the need for a wide range of enterprise modelling choices, it is necessary to have a rich set of process based and role based modelling concepts. It is also necessary to have a sound and expressive business event model that includes a flexible way of associating business events with business processes and roles. However, the ability to construct detailed and expressive enterprise models... View full abstract»

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  • Practical experiences of designing a distributed collaborative system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):21 - 26
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    The PI-CEE(Project Information Cooperative Enterprise Environment) system is a project information management system that uses Java applications and is based on the model-based distributed collaborative work support concept. It is designed to achieve optimal performance with model-based Java applications for application to large-scale projects. We applied the first prototype of PI-CEE to a large-s... View full abstract»

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  • A foundation for the concept of role in object modelling

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):76 - 85
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    Standardization experts in object modelling are having difficulties with defining the concept of role; for example, they are not sure of whether role is a type or an instance concept. This issue is a source of confusion in the UML standard, and prevents ISO experts to reach consensus and finalize a language for ODP enterprise modelling. In this paper, we make an in-depth analysis of the problem, f... View full abstract»

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  • Aspect-oriented programming with enterprise JavaBeans

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):252 - 261
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    Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) provides special functionalities such as transaction, persistence, location transparency and security. These functionalities can be considered as aspects and EJB can be regarded as an aspect-oriented programming (AOP) environment. However, its architecture has no extensibility and flexibility to add or modify aspects, so it is not considered as a general AOP environment ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed workflow management system for electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):150 - 159
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    We describe a new architecture and protocol that we have developed to meet the requirements of workflow systems that are used for electronic commerce systems among enterprises. We developed practical electronic commerce systems using XML-based workflow systems among enterprises. We found that the requirements are greatly different from traditional workflow systems in some points; such as process m... View full abstract»

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  • Pay as you go-associating costs with Jini leases

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):48 - 57
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    Jini is a technology for building reliable, fault-tolerant distributed applications. Besides offering an infrastructure for clients to locate services, it introduces the concept of leasing. Leases model time-constrained access granting and are used for distributed garbage collection. In this paper we propose an extension to the lease concept that allows associating costs with resource access. To m... View full abstract»

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  • Specification of constraints in business flow

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):102 - 106
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    The paper proposes an approach which generates alternative flows and cancel flows necessary in exceptional conditions automatically with transactional constraint rules in business flow. In our approach, modification of a business flow is easier than current workflow systems because modification of the transactional constraint rule is not necessary unless constraints among the services change. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Business component framework and modeling method for component-based application architecture

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):184 - 193
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    A new, component-based application architecture, ComponentAA, is proposed for developing business application systems. The architecture enables an application system to be considered as a collected or “medium-grained” reusable software components. ComponentAA is made up of an effective combination of frameworks, patterns, and methodology. A set of component frameworks and their accompa... View full abstract»

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  • A rule management framework for negotiating mobile agents

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):135 - 143
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    Proposes an application framework for mobile agents which provides rule-based generic services to support the three phases of a market transaction (information phase, contracting phase and settlement phase). It is described within the four views of an electronic market (the business view, the transaction view, the services view and the infrastructure view) which describe organizational as well as ... View full abstract»

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  • Impacts of download size to client-server applications being migrated to the Internet

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):226 - 230
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    Companies are moving their distributed desktop applications to the Web to take advantage of its huge user based and easy accessibility. Many focus on the issue of portability, and choose platform independent languages, such as Java to implement their applications. While the issue of Java to implement their applications. While the issue of portability is important, there are other problems and issu... View full abstract»

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  • A service framework specification for dynamic e-services interaction

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):28 - 37
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    This paper presents an overview of the concepts involved in implementing a totally inter-operable ecosystem of e-services encompassing both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer domains. These ecosystems integrate such things as supply chain automation, e-procurement, collaborative e-commerce, trading exchanges and personalized business-to-consumer interactions. This paper details the ... View full abstract»

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