An architecture for intelligent organizational information systems is proposed which consists of three functions: processing, communicating, and memory--any or all of which may be performed by either humans or computers. Processing occurs on a set of communicating processors with access to memory, and is defined as having three sub-functions: sensing, interpreting, and acting. The communicating and memory functions are seen to have certain basic characteristics whether described in terms from human organization or computer organization literature. The architecture may prove a useful guide for future research which begins to consider intelligent organizational information systems with increasingly synergistic roles played by humans and computers.
This document was originally published by IEEE in Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Hawaii International Conference. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.1992.183385
Minch, Robert P.. (1992). "Toward a Parsimonious Architecture for Intelligent Organizational Information Systems". Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4454-463.