DEVELOPING A CORPORATE INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE: THE CASE OF EUROSTAT

Georges Pongas, François Vernadat

Abstract

The paper presents the vision being deployed at the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) about a rationalised IT infrastructure for integrated operations of its various statistical production systems. The new architecture being implemented isolates physical data from applications and users, uses database federation mechanisms, strongly relies on the use of meta-data about storage systems, application systems and data life cycles, emphasises the use of thematic and support servers and will use a message-oriented middleware as its backbone for data exchange. Portal technology will provide the unique gateway both for internal and external users to have public or restricted access to information produced by over 130 statistical production systems working in the back-office. Architectural principles and solutions are discussed.

References

  1. Fremantle, P., Weerawarana, S., Khalaf, R. Enterprise services, Communications of the ACM, 45(10): 77-87. 2002.
  2. GESMES Reference Guide, 2002. www.gesmes.org.
  3. ISO/IEC, International Standard IS 11179-3, Information Technology - Specification and standardization of data elements - Part 3: Basic attributes of data elements, 1994.
  4. Parent, C., Spaccapietra, S., Database integration: The key to data interoperability, In Advances in ObjectOriented Data Modeling (Papazoglou, M.P., S. Spaccapietra and Z. Tari, eds.), The MIT Press, 2000.
  5. Pongas, G., Vernadat, F. A New Architecture for Eurostat Information Systems, Version 1.1, Unit A1, EC Eurostat, Luxemburg, 27 April 2002.
  6. Pongas, G., Vernadat, F. Data Life Cycle object model for statistical information systems, Proc. Joint ECE/Eurostat/OECD meeting on the management of statistical information systems, Geneva, 17-19 February 2003.
  7. Sheth, A., Larson, J., Federated database systems for managing distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous databases, ACM Computing Surveys, 22(3): 183-236, 1990.
  8. Stal, M. Web services: beyond component-based computing, Communications of the ACM, 45(10): 71- 76. 2002.
  9. SOAP, Simple Access Object Protocol, 2002, http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP.
  10. UN/UNECE, Terminology on Statistical Metadata, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000, (www.unece.org/stats/publications/53metadatatermino logy.pdf).
  11. Wilkinson, P., Jawa, N., Lange, P.B., Raimer, A. Enterprise Information Portals - A Cookbook, IBM RedBooks, 2000.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Pongas G. and Vernadat F. (2004). DEVELOPING A CORPORATE INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE: THE CASE OF EUROSTAT . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 21-29. DOI: 10.5220/0002670900210029


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis04,
author={Georges Pongas and François Vernadat},
title={DEVELOPING A CORPORATE INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE: THE CASE OF EUROSTAT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={21-29},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002670900210029},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - DEVELOPING A CORPORATE INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE: THE CASE OF EUROSTAT
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Pongas G.
AU - Vernadat F.
PY - 2004
SP - 21
EP - 29
DO - 10.5220/0002670900210029