Ecological Analysis on Evolution of Information Systems

  • Ying Liu
  • Shu-ren Zhang
  • Mei-qi Fang
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


Information systems nowadays are growing and changing with a high speed. The flourish of system applications and participators imply opportunities and enthusiasm. Knowledge of the systems’ evolution will be important to grasp the trend and so find a direction in the new era. To study the complicated and fast changing web environment, the article refers to ecological analysis. Two evolving models, agent emergence model and system integrated model, are studied. The evolving pattern of typical web applications is studied. According to the analysis, some potential opportunities are declared. Then collaborative structure of web components in integrated systems is analyzed based on network perspective. Popularity of web components and cluster structure of integrated systems, as well as their meanings, are discussed.


Information System Closeness Centrality Information Ecology Ecological Analysis Organizational Ecology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Liu
    • 1
  • Shu-ren Zhang
    • 2
  • Mei-qi Fang
    • 1
  1. 1.Information SchoolRenmin University of ChinaHai Dian District, BeijingChina
  2. 2.School of ManagementHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhou ZhejiangChina

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