Enterprise Interoperability II

New Challenges and Approaches

  • Ricardo J. Gonçalves
  • Jörg P. Müller
  • Kai Mertins
  • Martin Zelm
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Enterprise Modelling and Interoperability Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. -J van den Heuve, M Jeusfeld
      Pages 63-75
    3. R. Matulevičius, P. Heymans, A. L. Opdahl
      Pages 77-88
    4. R. Costa, O. Garcia, M. J. Nuñez, P. Maló, R. Gonçalves
      Pages 89-100
    5. Reyes Grangel, Kleber Correa, Fulvio D’Antonio, Jean-Pierre Bourey, Arne J. Berre
      Pages 115-118
    6. M. Grandin-Dubost, T. Finet, B Lebreton, G. Doumeingts
      Pages 119-123
  3. Distributed, Decentralized and Adaptable Interoperability Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. J. L. Müller, G. Zhang, T. Kahl, P. Müller
      Pages 151-154
    3. Toni Ruokolainen, Yannick Naudet, Thibaud Latour
      Pages 159-170
    4. A. Naumenko, A. Katasonov, V. Terziyan
      Pages 183-194
    5. Christian Hahn, Cristián Madrigal-Mora, Klaus Fischer
      Pages 195-206
    6. T. Kahl, I. Zinnikus, S. Roser, C. Hahn, J. Ziemann, J. P. Müller et al.
      Pages 207-218
    7. J. Eder, M. Lehmann, A. Tahamtan
      Pages 223-234
  4. Tools and Methodologies for Enterprise Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. V. Anaya, G. Berio, M. J. Verdecho
      Pages 237-240
    3. S. Mouzakitis, F. Lampathaki, C. Schroth, U. Scheper, T. Janner
      Pages 241-244
    4. V. Rajsiri, J. P. Lorré, F. Bénaben, H. Pingaud
      Pages 257-260
    5. V. Chapurlat, D. Diep, A. Kalogeras, J. Gialelis
      Pages 261-272
    6. Séverine Blanc, Yves Ducq, Bruno Vallespir
      Pages 273-276
    7. Carlos Alberto Costa, Valeria L. Salvador, Lara M. Meira, Germana Farina Rechden, Cristian Koliver
      Pages 277-280
    8. A. J. Schumacher, B. K. Feurstein
      Pages 281-285
    9. X. F. Xu, T. Mo, Z. J. Wang
      Pages 291-302
    10. K. Mertins, T. Knothe, F. -W. Jäkel
      Pages 303-314
    11. M. A. Jeusfeld, P. Backlund, J. Ralyté
      Pages 315-326
  5. Semantics and Knowledge Aspects in Enterprise Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. C. Bogdan, D. Luzi, F. L. Ricci, L. D. Serbanati
      Pages 329-332
    3. F. D’Antonio, M. Missikoff, F. Taglino
      Pages 345-356
    4. S. Hamri, N. Boudjlida, M. Boufaida
      Pages 357-360
    5. E. J. Barkmeyer, P. Denno
      Pages 365-376
    6. M. Huza, M. Harzallah, F. Trichet
      Pages 377-388
    7. Eva Söderström, Fabian Meier
      Pages 389-400
    8. J. Dorn, T. Naz
      Pages 401-412
  6. Model-driven and Service-oriented Integration and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413

About these proceedings


Interoperability: the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort from the user is a key issue in manufacturing and industrial enterprise generally. It is fundamental to the production of goods and services quickly and at low cost at the same time as maintaining levels of quality and customisation. Interoperability is achieved if internal and external collaborators can interact on at least three levels: data, applications and business enterprise (through the architecture of an enterprise model and making allowance for the semantics of both partners). Not only a problem of software and IT technologies, it implies support for communication and transactions between different organisations that must be based on shared business references. Today, a new and important consideration must be taken into account – economic business evaluation and the definition of dissemination policy.

Composed of over 90 papers, Enterprise Interoperability II ranges from academic research through case studies to industrial and administrative experience of interoperability. The international nature of the authorship continues to broaden. Many of the papers have examples and illustrations calculated to deepen understanding and generate new ideas.

The I-ESA’07 conference from which this book is drawn was sponsored by the European Union via the INTEROP network of excellence and the ATHENA integrated project (in the frame of the 6th IST Framework Research Program). It is also supported by the International Federation for Information Processing, the International Federation of Automatic Control and various national associations.

A concise reference to the state of the art in software interoperability, Enterprise Interoperability II will be of great value to engineers and computer scientists working in manufacturing and other process industries and to software engineers and electronic and manufacturing engineers working in the academic environment.


Electronic Business Enterprise Ontology Interoperability Manufacturing Networked Enterprise Networks Process Engineering Service-oriented Computing Software Engineering Standards architecture communication modeling organization production

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo J. Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Jörg P. Müller
    • 2
  • Kai Mertins
    • 3
  • Martin Zelm
    • 4
  1. 1.UNINOVANew University of LisbonCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer IPKBerlinGermany
  4. 4.CIMOSA Association e.V. at WZL Forum/ADITECAachenGermany

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