Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
The information integration systems consist in offering a uniform interface, to provide access to a set of autonomous and distributed information sources. The most important advantage of an information integration system is that allows users to specify what they want, rather than thinking about how to get the responses. The studies in this field have aimed at developing tools allowing a transparent access to data sources disseminated on a network. In particular, there are two major classes of integration systems: the mediation systems based on the paradigm mediator/wrapper and Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems.