Modeling Internet-based Goal-oriented Enterprise Interoperability

Marten van Sinderen

Abstract

The ability of an enterprise to collaborate with other enterprises is increasingly important to stay competitive and be successful in business. Enterprises must be able to effectively and sufficiently interact with suppliers and customers, and possibly combine and coordinate efforts to satisfy the needs of a single customer. This requires that different enterprises have to devise their processes and agree on a shared universe of discourse, such that their respective collaboration goals can be fulfilled. Furthermore, it requires interoperability between enterprises, i.e. the ability of enterprises to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged in accordance to the collaboration goals. The enterprises’ processes drive the information exchange and use the information through interpretation under the shared universe of discourse. If the collaboration is to be supported by Information and Internet Technology, underlying automated systems send and receive messages containing user data to represent the information. Much work has been done to ensure interoperability of technical systems. Communication protocols and data formats have been standardized to achieve syntactic interoperability (exchange of data), and ontology definitions and ontology languages have been developed to facilitate semantic interoperability (interpretation of data). In order to achieve enterprise interoperability, business requirements and technology solutions have to be aligned. In this talk we will explore the modeling of business requirements with respect to enterprise interoperability in relation to Internet-based technology solutions. We will briefly discuss the challenges emerging from evolving enterprises as a result of, for example, changing goals, partners or technology.

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van Sinderen M. (2012). Modeling Internet-based Goal-oriented Enterprise Interoperability . In Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-8565-26-6, pages 9-9. DOI: 10.5220/0004462800090009


in Bibtex Style

@conference{bmsd12,
author={Marten van Sinderen},
title={Modeling Internet-based Goal-oriented Enterprise Interoperability},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2012},
pages={9-9},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004462800090009},
isbn={978-989-8565-26-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - Modeling Internet-based Goal-oriented Enterprise Interoperability
SN - 978-989-8565-26-6
AU - van Sinderen M.
PY - 2012
SP - 9
EP - 9
DO - 10.5220/0004462800090009