Association for Computing Machinery
Inter-business collaborative contexts prefigure a distributed scenario where companies organize and coordinate themselves to develop common and shared opportunities. Traditional business intelligence systems do not provide support to this end. Peer Data Management Systems (PDMSs) have been proposed as architectures to support sharing of operational data across networks of peers while guaranteeing peers' autonomy, based on semantic mappings that mediate between the heterogeneous schemata exposed by peers. In line with the PDMS infrastructure, in this paper, the authors envision a peer-to-peer data warehousing architecture based on a network of heterogeneous peers, each exposing query answering functionalities aimed at sharing business information.