Rahee Ghurbhurn, Philippe Beaune, Hugues Solignac



In this paper, we present a flexible architecture allowing applications and functional users to access heterogeneous distributed data sources. Our proposition is based on a multi-agent architecture and a domain knowledge model. The objective of such an architecture is to introduce some flexibility in the information systems architecture. This flexibility can be in terms of the ease to add or remove existing/new applications but also the ease to retrieve knowledge without having to know the underlying data sources structures. We propose to model the domain knowledge with the help of one or several ontologies and to use a multi-agent architecture maintain such a representation and to perform data retrieval tasks. The proposed architecture acts as a single point of entry to existing data sources. We therefore hide the heterogeneity allowing users and applications to retrieve data without being hindered by changes in these data sources.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ghurbhurn R., Beaune P. and Solignac H. (2007). CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN DATA INTEGRATION SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-88-7, pages 268-273. DOI: 10.5220/0002376102680273

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author={Rahee Ghurbhurn and Philippe Beaune and Hugues Solignac},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
SN - 978-972-8865-88-7
AU - Ghurbhurn R.
AU - Beaune P.
AU - Solignac H.
PY - 2007
SP - 268
EP - 273
DO - 10.5220/0002376102680273