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An Interoperability Approach for CCISs based on Business Objects and WorkFlows

  • Zakaria Maamar

Abstract

The paper introduces the concepts of Business Objects (BOs) and WorkFlow (WFs) for the design and development of interoperable environments. Interoperability is a process that allows cooperative interactions between several systems. These systems are distributed across networks and present incompatibilities at different levels (material, software, and terminology). Our research is applied to the IC2IS project that aims at developing an interoperable environment for Command & Control Information Systems (CCISs). The use of a single CCIS seems “easy”. However, the operation becomes much complex when several CCISs, generally distributed and heterogeneous, are required. Therefore, we intend to set up BOs to support the interoperability of these CCISs. Moreover, given the complexity of managing such CCISs, we suggest specifying the operating mode of these BOs, using WFs.

Keywords

Interoperability Business Objects WorkFlows CCIS. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zakaria Maamar
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  1. 1.Interoperability Research Group Information System Technology SectionDefence Research Establishment ValcartierVal-BélairCanada

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