Accession Number : ADA195850

Title :   Knowledge-Based Integrated Information Systems Engineering: Highlights and Bibliography. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 86-Jan 88,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Gupta, Amar ; Madnick, Stuart

PDF Url : ADA195850

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : This volume presents the highlights of the Knowledge-Based Integrated Information Systems Engineering (KBIISE) project, an effort that focuses on identifying and understanding the key issues involved in the intelligent integration of large-scale distributed information systems. Underlying trends in the information technology area have led to a situation where most organizations depend on a portfolio of systems, ranging from mainframes to minicomputers, and from general purpose workstations to sophisticated CAD/CAM systems, to support their computational requirements. The large size of individual systems and the high degree of diversity between systems make the task of integrating islands of disparate information systems very formidable. The integration of existing system involves surmounting major technical and non-technical barriers which are described in the first part of this volume. The significance of these barriers is analyzed, and approaches for mitigating key problems are developed. Apart from the major issues of concurrency control and recovery in a heterogeneous computing environment, the technical analysis focuses on the subjects of logical connectivity and the use of expert systems technology to draw meaningful inferences in situations characterized by incomplete or conflicting information. The second part of this volume contains a comprehensive annotated bibliography of published papers and technical reports that relate to Knowledge-Based Integrated Information Systems Engineering. Keywords: Computer aided design, Computer aided manufacturing. (KR)

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, COMPUTATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTS, HETEROGENEITY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MINICOMPUTERS, REQUIREMENTS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS)

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE