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Managing Heterogeneous Transaction Workflows with Co-operating Agents

  • M. N. Huhns
  • M. P. Singh
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Abstract

Business operations, including sales, marketing, manufacturing, and design, can no longer be done in isolation, but must be done in a global context, i.e., as part of an enterprise. A characteristic of such enterprises is that their information systems are large and complex, and the information is in a variety of forms, locations, and computers. The topology of these systems is dynamic and their content is changing so rapidly that it is difficult for a user or an application program to obtain correct information, or for the enterprise to maintain consistent information.

Keywords

Data Item Enterprise Model Agent Figure Enterprise Information System Common Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. N. Huhns
    • 1
  • M. P. Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South CarolinaUSA
  2. 2.North Carolina State UniversityUSA

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