A Distributed Architecture for Environmental Information Systems [chapter]

Martin Purvis, Stephen Cranefield, Mariusz Nowostawski
2000 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Environmental information systems of the future will need to operate effectively in a distributed, open environment. In this paper, we describe the New Zealand Distributed Information System (NZDIS) software architecture for environmental information systems. To optimise extensibility, openness, and flexible query processing, the architecture is organised into collaborating software agents that communicate by means of a standard declarative agent communication language. The agents and the
more » ... ated ontological framework are designed as much as possible to take advantage of standard object-oriented technology, such as CORBA, UML, and OQL, in order to enhance system openness and accessibility. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2000 R. Denzer et al. (eds.), Environmental Software Systems
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35503-0_6 fatcat:y3l2durx55heblsdfshc2rx3zq