Linked Services for Enabling Interoperability in the Sensing Enterprise

  • Matthias Thoma
  • Alexandru-Florian Antonescu
  • Theano Mintsi
  • Torsten Braun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 144)


In future, the so called “sensing enterprise”, as part of the Future Internet, will play a crucial role in the success or the failure of an enterprise. We present our vision of an enterprise interacting with the physical world based on a retail scenario. One of the main challenges is the interoperability not only between the enterprise IT systems themselves, but also between these systems and the sensing devices. We will argue that semantically enriched service descriptions, the so called linked services will ease interoperability between two or more enterprises IT systems, and between enterprise systems and the physical environment.


Linked services enterprise integration wireless sensor network smart items retail sensing enterprise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Thoma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexandru-Florian Antonescu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Theano Mintsi
    • 1
  • Torsten Braun
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP Research ZurichSAP (Switzerland) Inc.RegensdorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Communication and Distributed Systems Research GroupUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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