A Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Distributed Knowledge Management.

Bonifacio, Matteo and Cuel, Roberta and Mameli, Gianluca and Nori, Michele (2002) A Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Distributed Knowledge Management. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Most of the knowledge management systems of complex organizations are based on technological architectures that are in contradiction with the social processes of knowledge creation. In particular, centralized architectures are adopted to manage a process that is intrinsically distributed. In this paper, assuming a Distributed approach to Knowledge Management (DKM), is proposed that technological and social architectures must be reciprocally consistent. Moreover, in the domain of Knowledge Management, technological architectures should be designed in order to support the interplay between two qualitatively different processes: the autonomous management of knowledge of individuals and groups - here called Knowledge Nodes (KNs) -, and the coordination required in order to exchange knowledge among them. Finally a peer to peer architecture to support knowledge exchange across distributed and autonomous KNs is presented.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Management, Distributed Knowledge Management, Distributed and Federated Systems, Organizational Cognition, Peer to Peer.
    Additional Information: To be appear in the Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Multi-Agent Systems, Large Complex Systems, and E-Businesses (MALCEB'2002).
    Report Number: DIT-02-065
    Repository staff approval on: 21 Jan 2003

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