Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 217–229 | Cite as

A method to select a successful interoperability solution through a simulation approach

  • François GalassoEmail author
  • Yves Ducq
  • Matthieu Lauras
  • Didier Gourc
  • Mamadou Camara


Enterprise applications and software systems need to be interoperable in order to achieve seamless business across organizational boundaries and thus realize virtual networked organizations. Our proposition can be considered as an interoperability project selection approach and is based on three steps: (1) Modelling both collaborative business processes and potential related interoperability projects; (2) Evaluating the accessibility of each project regarding the current state of the organization; (3) Simulating each project and assessing the associated performance. These results are finally projected on a comparison matrix used as a decision support to select the most appropriate interoperability solution. An application case extracted from the French aerospace sector demonstrates the applicability and the benefits of the proposition.


Collaborative network Interoperability Performance measurement system Decision support system Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Galasso
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yves Ducq
    • 2
  • Matthieu Lauras
    • 1
    • 3
  • Didier Gourc
    • 1
  • Mamadou Camara
    • 2
  1. 1.Mines AlbiUniversity of ToulouseAlbiFrance
  2. 2.IMS, UMR 5218 CNRSUniv. BordeauxTalence CedexFrance
  3. 3.Toulouse Business SchoolUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance

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