12th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (2001)
Sept. 3, 2001 to Sept. 7, 2001
Jaroslav Král , Malostarnsk? n?m. 25
Michal Zemlicka , Malostarnsk? n?m. 25
Abstract: The state (public) information system (SIS) is the precondition of electronic government. SIS should provide all the services of the information systems of various offices and enable access of citizens to data without any knowledge about the internal structure of SIS. It is very difficult to achieve it. The reasons are political conditions, power interests of various groups and offices, lobbying, system size, the necessity to use existing subsystems for a quite long time, etc. The only known feasible solution is the peer-to-peer network of autonomous components (software confederation). It has not been recognized yet although there are good tools for the development software confederations (XML, Internet). Due to bad practices of the development of SIS is usually very slow and the properties of it are far from needs. We shall discuss the software engineering properties of software confederations and the consequences for management of SIS. The principles of confederations are very simple but they are very difficult to apply them consistently.
J. Král and M. Zemlicka, "Electronic Government and Software Confederations," 12th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications(DEXA), Munich, Germany, 2001, pp. 0383.