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Enterprise Interoperability III

New Challenges and Industrial Approaches

  • Kai Mertins
  • Rainer Ruggaber
  • Keith Popplewell
  • Xiaofei Xu
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Business and Strategies, Cases

  3. Cross-organizational Collaboration and Cross-sectoral Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. A. Välimäki, J. Kääriäinen
      Pages 85-97
    3. Gilles Gautier, Colin Piddington, Terrence Fernando
      Pages 99-111
    4. Michele Zanet, Stefano Sinatti
      Pages 125-133
    5. Peter Mihók, Jozef Bucko, Radoslav Delina, Dana Palová
      Pages 135-143
    6. Sotirios Koussouris, George Gionis, Aikaterini Maria Sourouni, Dimitrios Askounis, Kostas Kalaboukas
      Pages 159-170
    7. Sylvia Radeschütz, Bernhard Mitschang, Frank Leymann
      Pages 171-182
  4. Service Design and Execution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Marcel Hiel, Hans Weigand, Willem-Jan Van Den Heuvel
      Pages 197-208

About these proceedings


In the context of enterprise applications, interoperability is the ability of a system or an organisation to work seamlessly with other systems or organisations without any special effort. This ability to interact and exchange information both internally and with external organisations (partners, suppliers and/or customers) is a key issue in the global economy. It is fundamental to the acceleration of the production of goods and services at lower cost at the same time as ensuring higher levels of quality and customisation. Despite the last decade’s many efforts to overcome interoperability barriers in industry, non-interoperability still causes an enormous cost for all business partners. Studies show that more than 40% of IT costs are devoted to the solution of interoperability problems. This book provides knowledge for cost savings and business improvement as well as new technical solutions.

Composed of over 50 papers, Enterprise Interoperability III 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’08 conference from which this book is drawn was sponsored by the Interop-VLab and the Enterprise Interoperability Center (EIC). It is also supported by the International Federation for Information Processing and various national associations.

A concise reference to the state of the art in software interoperability, Enterprise Interoperability III 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.


Enterprise Application Integration Enterprise Architecture Mapping Middleware Outsourcing Service-Oriented Architecture business business process management information processing information security information system service-oriented computing simulation systems engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Mertins
    • 1
  • Rainer Ruggaber
    • 2
  • Keith Popplewell
    • 3
  • Xiaofei Xu
    • 4
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IPKBerlinGermany
  2. 2.SAP AGKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Future Manufacturing Applied Research CentreCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  4. 4.School of Computer Science and TechnologyHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinP.R. China

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