Advertisement

Assessing Pragmatic Interoperability for Process Alignment in Collaborative Working Environment

  • Shixiong Liu
  • Weizi Li
  • Kecheng Liu
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 449)

Abstract

This paper is an extension of our previous study on pragmatic interoperability assessment for process alignment. In this study, we conduct four case studies in industrial companies and hospitals in order to gather their viewpoints regarding the concerns when condensing process alignment in a collaborative working environment. Used techniques include interview, observation, and documentation. The collected results firstly are summarised into three layers based on our previous developed pragmatic assessment model, and then are transformed into the elements which constitutes the purposed method, and finally based on the summarised results we purpose a method for assessing pragmatic interoperability for process alignment in collaborative working environment. The method contains two parts: one gives all the elements of pragmatic interoperability that should be concerned when considering process alignment in collaborative working environment, and the other one is a supplementary method for dealing with technical concerns.

Keywords

Pragmatic Interoperability Process Alignment Collaborative Working Environment Interoperability Assessment 

References

  1. 1.
    Li, W., Liu, K., Liu, S.: Semiotic interoperability - a critical step towards systems integration. In: The 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, pp. 508–513 (2013)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Liu, S., Li, W., Liu, K., Han, J.: Evaluation frameworks for information systems integration: from a semiotic lens. In: The 3rd International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, pp. 559–568 (2013)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Liu, S., Li, W., Liu, K.: Assessing Pragmatic Interoperability of Information Systems from a Semiotic Perspective. In: 15th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation, ICISO (2014)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Liu, S., Li, W., Liu, K.: Pragmatic Oriented Data Interoperability for Smart Healthcare Information Systems. In: The 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (2014)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Filipe, J.B.L.: Normative Organisational Modelling using Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems. Staffordshire University: Ph.D Thesis (2000)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Liu, K.: Semiotics in Information Systems Engineering. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2000)CrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Stamper, R.: Information in business and administrative systems. Batsford, London (1973)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Benson, T.: Principles of health interoperability HL7 and SNOMED. Springer (2009)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Sadeghi, P., Benyoucef, M., Kuziemsky, C.E.: A mashup based framework for multi level healthcare interoperability. Inf. Syst. Front. 14(1), 57–72 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Yin, R.: Case study research: Design and methods. Sage, pp. 85–96 (2003)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kim, K., Michelman, J.: An examination of factors for the strategic use of information systems in the healthcare industry. MIS Q., 201–216 (June 1990)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shixiong Liu
    • 1
  • Weizi Li
    • 1
  • Kecheng Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Research CentreUniversity of ReadingUK
  2. 2.School of Information Management and EngineeringShanghai University of Finance and EconomicsChina

Personalised recommendations