Grid-VirtuE: a layered architecture for grid virtual enterprises

D'Atri, Alessandro and Cuzzocrea, Alfredo and Gualtieri, Andrea and Motro, Amihai and Saccà, Domenico (2007) Grid-VirtuE: a layered architecture for grid virtual enterprises. In: Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems II. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (255). Springer, Boston, p. 33-42. ISBN 978-0-387-76311-8.

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A grid virtual enterprise is a community of independent enterprises concerned with a particular sector of the economy. Its members (nodes) are small or medium size enterprises (SME) engaged in bilateral transactions. An important principle of a grid virtual enterprise is the lack of any global "guiding force", with each member of the community making its own independent decisions. In this paper we describe Grid-VirtuE, a three-layer architecture for grid virtual enterprises. The top layer of the architecture, representing its ultimate purpose, is an environment in which grid virtual enterprises can be modeled and implemented. This layer is supported by middleware infrastructure for grids, providing a host of grid services, such as node-to-node communication, bilateral transactions, and data collection. The bottom layer is essentially a distributed data warehouse for storing, sharing and analyzing the large amounts of data generated by the grid. Among other functionalities, the warehouse handles the dissemination of data among the members of the grid; it confronts issues of data magnitude with an aging mechanism that aggregates old data at a lower level of detail; and it incorporates privacy-preserving features that retain the confidentiality of individual members. Warehouse information is also used for data and process mining, aimed at analyzing the behavior of the enterprise, and subsequently inducing evolutionary changes that will improve its performance.

Item Type: Monograph Section
Research documents and activity classification: Book Sections > Monograph's chapters
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Additional Information: Pubblicato nel 2008. IFIP TC 8 WG 8.9 International Conference on Research and practical of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2007), Oct. 14-16, 2007, Beijing, China.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enterprise Engineering. Enterprise Information architecture. Enterprise Information Integration (EII). Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). Enterprise Modeling and Integration. Gestione. Informatica applicata. Impresa virtuale.
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited by: Caterina Marini
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 13:21
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 00:13


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