Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International (2001)
San Francisco, California, USA
Apr. 23, 2001 to Apr. 27, 2001
The concept of mediation has been successfully applied to the development of distributed information systems, where mediators form the middle tier between client applications and data resources, providing valuable abstraction and integration functions. Using XML, common data models and interfaces can be developed for mediators for deployment in Web-based information systems, making such systems easier to develop, to maintain, and to evolve. This paper discusses the design of such an architecture, and its application in retail inventory control in electronic commerce.
A. Siu, T. Dillion and S. Chan, "Applying a Mediator Architecture Employing XML to Retail Inventory Control," Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International(IPDPS), San Francisco, California, USA, 2001, pp. 30168a.