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This book includes a set of selected papers from the first "International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems," (ICEIS'99) held in SeÜtbal, Portugal, from 27 to 30 March 1999. ICEIS focuses on real world applications and aims at becoming a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners in the area of business applications of information systems. This year four simultaneous tracks were held, covering different aspects related to enterprise computing, including: Systems Analysis and Specijication, Database Technology and its Applications, Artijicial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, and Internet and Intranet Computing. Although ICEIS'99 received more than 200 submissions, only 96 papers were accepted for oral presentation and only 24 were selected for inclusion in this book. These numbers demonstrate stringent quality criteria and the intention of maintaining a high quality forum for future editions ofthis conference. A number of additional keynote lectures, case studies and technical tutorials were also held. These presentations, by specialists in different knowledge areas made an important contribution to increase the overall quality of the Conference, and are partially expressed in the first two papers of the book.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Analysis - Electronic Commerce - Groupware - artificial intelligence - business process - communication - database - decision support system - information management - information system - modeling - optimization - performance - robot - system analysis
Preface. Invited Papers. Enterprise Information Systems: Issues, Challenges and Viewpoints; K. Liu, et al. New Directions for Systems Analysis and Design; R. Stamper. Part 1: Systems Analysis and Specification. Generating Object-Z Specifications from Use Cases; A. Moreira, J. Araújo. Alliance: An Agent-Based Case Environment for Enterprise Process Modelling, Enactment and Quantitative Control; I. Alloui, et al. Adaptive Workflow; W.M.P. van der Aalst, et al. Business Process Modeling and Analysis Using Gert Networks; J. Barjis, J.L.G. Dietz. Integrated Approach for Information System Analysis at the Enterprise Level; R. Gustas. The Software Dimensions Theory; C. Toffolon. The Future of Enterprise Groupware Applications; S. Terzis, et al. Customer Oriented Enterprise Information Management; S.P. Chattopadhyay. Part 2: Database Technology and its Applications. Updating Multiple Databases through Mediators; V. Vidal, B. Lóscio. Modelling Background Processes in Parallel Database Systems for Performance Prediction; K.J. Lü. An Information System for Distributed Manufacturing Enterprises; A. Lopes Azevedo, C. Toscano. Gathering the Right Information at the Right Time; O. Belo. Prototype Validation of the Trapezoidal Attribute Cardinality Map for Query Optimization in Database Systems; M. Thiyagarajah, B.J. Oommen. Part 3: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems. Damas: An Integrated Business Modelling Information System to Support Management Enterprise Decisions; L. Lavazza, H. Sedehi. Harnessing AI Technologies to Meet the Requirements of Adaptive Workflow Systems; P. Jarvis, et al. Solving the Timetabling Problemwith Simulated Annealing; F. Melício, et al. A General Methodology for Robotic Haptic Recognition of 3-D Objects; E. Faldella, M. Prandini. What's in a Node; J. Reis, N. Mamede. Part 4: Internet and Intranet Computing. Blind Signatures with Double-Hashed Messages for Fair Electronic Elections and Ownership Claimable Digital Cash; C.-I Fan, et al. Maximising the Benefits of Electronic Commerce; C. Charlton, et al. A `Semantic' Approach for Implementing Medata on the World Wide Web; G.P. Zarri. Video Communications over IP/ATM Networks Implementation Issues and performance; L.O. Barbosa. System Support for Intranet-Based Workflow Processing; A. Schill, C. Mittasch. A Remote Meteorological Data Service Supporterd on Corba; J.S.C. Mota, et al. Author Index.