AEGIS: Agent Oriented Organisations

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Title: AEGIS: Agent Oriented Organisations
Authors: Unland, R.
Kirn, S.
Wanka, U.
O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
Abbas, S.
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Date: 1995
Abstract: Today's enterprises are faced with highly dynamic, sometimes even hostile environments. This paper discovers that the two most prominent organizational strategies addressing these challenges, namely that of widespread decentralization and of business process orientation, are inherently conflicting. We argue that cooperative knowledge processing technology can contribute to dissolve this conflict. For this purpose, we introduce the reader into the field of Distributed Artificial Intelligence. On that basis we then develop the concept of Agent oriEnted orGanISations (AEGIS), in order to support the flexible modeling and management of business processes in decentralized organizational settings. Applying to methods of Distributed Planning a set of process modeling and process interaction operators is defined. These operators also permit to automatically create and customize computerized configurations of business processes. The concepts are presented in the context of an application in private banking, namely that of a Credit Advisory System.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Accounting, Management and Information Technologies
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Start page: 139
End page: 162
Copyright (published version): 1995 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: AEGISAgent oriented organizationsBusiness process orientationBusiness process engineeringCredit advisory systemDecentralized organizationsDistributed Artificial IntelligenceBusiness process customization
DOI: 10.1016/0959-8022(95)00009-X
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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