ONTOLOGY-DRIVEN INFORMATION INTEGRATION - Networked Organisation Configuration

Alexander Smirnov, Tatiana Levashova, Nikolay Shilov


Distributed networks of independent companies (networked organisations) are currently of high interest. This new organisational form provides for flexibility, tolerance, etc. that are necessary in the current market situation characterised by increasing competition and globalisation. Configuration of a networked organisation is a strategic task that requires intelligent decision support and integration of various tasks constituting the configuration problem. Achieving efficient integration of tasks is possible when it is done taking into account semantics. The paper proposes an approach to this problem based on ontology-driven knowledge integration. The knowledge in the approach is presented using formalism of object-oriented constraint networks. Such formalism simplifies problem formulation and interpretation since most of the tasks in the areas of configuration and management are constraint satisfaction tasks. The paper describes the developed approach and the ontological model that is the core of the approach. Application of the developed approach is demonstrated at two levels: (a) at the level of information integration within one company and (b) at the level of information integration across a networked organisation.


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Paper Citation

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Smirnov A., Levashova T. and Shilov N. (2006). ONTOLOGY-DRIVEN INFORMATION INTEGRATION - Networked Organisation Configuration . In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-42-9, pages 124-131. DOI: 10.5220/0002456901240131

in Bibtex Style

author={Alexander Smirnov and Tatiana Levashova and Nikolay Shilov},
title={ONTOLOGY-DRIVEN INFORMATION INTEGRATION - Networked Organisation Configuration},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - ONTOLOGY-DRIVEN INFORMATION INTEGRATION - Networked Organisation Configuration
SN - 978-972-8865-42-9
AU - Smirnov A.
AU - Levashova T.
AU - Shilov N.
PY - 2006
SP - 124
EP - 131
DO - 10.5220/0002456901240131