Cooperative information systems: a conceptual framework and a modeling

Youcef Baghdadi*

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This paper presents a definition of the Cooperative Information Systems as the support of the communication services and semantic services which allow implementation of interaction among different internal knowledge sources. These sources are the different kinds of subsystems of the IS: collective, group or individual IS used at respectively enterprise, groups or individuals level. The framework attempts to perceive and capture the structural and functional properties of the cooperative IS. The structure of a cooperative IS is made up of knowledge sources and interaction. While the functions are based on a set of communication services and semantic services. These functions allow the cooperative IS to be either an integrator or a support for the cooperative work. A knowledge source in the framework is perceived according to its internal and communicative aspects while a fixed or dynamic interaction is specialized according to its situations such as transmission, coordination or cooperation. The modeling allows a conceptual representation of both the structural and functional properties. The used concepts at the conceptual level are: communicating entity; interaction; conceptual network; task and action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3216-3221
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 4 (of 4) - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 14 1996Oct 17 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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