Enterprise Interoperability

New Challenges and Approaches

  • Guy Doumeingts
  • Jörg Müller
  • Gérard Morel
  • Bruno Vallespir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Service-oriented Interoperability Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francisco Javier Nieto, Leire Bastida, Marisa Escalante, Alayn Gortazar
      Pages 3-12
    3. H. Balsters, G. B. Huitema
      Pages 13-22
    4. Gorka Benguria, Xabier Larrucea, Brian Elvesæter, Tor Neple, Anthony Beardsmore, Michael Friess
      Pages 23-32
  3. Enterprise Interoperability Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Pontus Johnson, Lars Nordström, Robert Lagerström
      Pages 35-44
    3. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel
      Pages 45-54
    4. Hans Weigand, Paul Johannesson, Birger Andersson, Maria Bergholtz, Ananda Edirisuriya, Tharaka Ilayperuma
      Pages 55-65
  4. Model-driven Approaches to Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. João Paulo A. Almeida, Maria-Eugenia Iacob, Henk Jonkers, Marc Lankhorst, Diederik van Leeuwen
      Pages 79-89
    3. Reyes Grangel, Jean-Pierre Bourey, Ricardo Chalmeta, Michel Bigand
      Pages 91-101
    4. Reyes Grangel, Jean-Pierre Bourey, Arne J. Berre
      Pages 103-113
    5. Bernhard Bauer, Jörg P. Müller, Stephan Roser
      Pages 115-125
  5. Methods, Models, Languages and Tools for Enterprise Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. L. González, F. Velasco, F. J. Cuberos, J. A. Ortega, C. Angulo
      Pages 129-136
    3. Ulrike Greiner, Sonia Lippe, Timo Kahl, Jörg Ziemann, Frank-Walter Jäkel
      Pages 137-147
    4. Andreas L. Opdahl, Giuseppe Berio
      Pages 169-178
    5. Raul Poler, Angel Ortiz, Francisco C. Lario, Marc Alba
      Pages 179-188
    6. Jörg Ziemann, Oddrun Ohren, Frank-Walter Jäkel, Timo Kahl, Thomas Knothe
      Pages 199-208
    7. Séverine Blanc, Yves Ducq, Bruno Vallespir
      Pages 209-218
  6. Semantics and Ontology-based Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Stanislav Pokraev, Dick Quartel, Maarten W. A. Steen, Manfred Reichert
      Pages 221-230
    3. Nenad Anicic, Nenad Ivezic, Zoran Marjanovic
      Pages 243-252
    4. Saïd Izza, Lucien Vincent, Patrick Burlat, Pierre Lebrun, Hugues Solignac
      Pages 253-263
    5. Antonio De Nicola, Vandana Kabilan, Michele Missikoff, Vahid Mojtahed
      Pages 265-274
    6. Devis Bianchini, Silvana Castano, Fulvio D’Antonio, Valeria De Antonellis, Mounira Harzallah, Jèrome David et al.
      Pages 275-285
    7. Sergey Erofeev, Xabier Larrucea
      Pages 297-306
  7. Interoperability of Decision Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Xiaoqiang Qiao, Jun Wei, Tao Huang
      Pages 309-319
    3. Nicolas Daclin, David Chen, Bruno Vallespir
      Pages 321-329
  8. Inter-organisational Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Toni Ruokolainen, Lea Kutvonen
      Pages 343-353
    3. Michael Wilson, Alvaro Arenas, David Chadwick, Theo Dimitrakos, Jurgen Doser, Pablo Giambiagi et al.
      Pages 365-375
    4. Frédérique Biennier, Hervé Mathieu
      Pages 377-386
    5. Jennifer Sampson, Csaba Veres, Monika Lanzenberger
      Pages 387-396
    6. Philipp Walter, Dirk Werth, Peter Loos
      Pages 397-406
    7. Jihed Touzi, Jean-Pierre Lorré, Frédérick Bénaben, Hervé Pingaud
      Pages 407-416
    8. Nick Rossiter, Michael Heather, David Nelson
      Pages 417-426
    9. N. Mehandjiev, P. Grefen, I. D Stalker, R. Eshuis, K. Fessl, G. Weichhart
      Pages 427-437
  9. Interoperability of Manufacturing Enterprise Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Lina Zhou, Xiaofei Xu, Tao Huang, Shengchun Deng
      Pages 441-450

About these proceedings


Interoperability: the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort from the user is a key issue in manufacturing and industrial enterprise generally. It is fundamental to the production of goods and services quickly and at low cost at the same time as maintaining levels of quality and customisation. Interoperability is achieved if internal and external collaborators can interact on at least three levels: data, applications and business enterprise (through the architecture of an enterprise model and making allowance for the semantics of both partners). Not only a problem of software and IT technologies, it implies support for communication and transactions between different organisations that must be based on shared business references. Today, a new and important consideration must be taken into account – economic business evaluation and the definition of dissemination policy.

Composed of over 50 papers, Enterprise Interoperability 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’06 conference from which this book is drawn was sponsored by the European Union via the INTEROP network of excellence and the ATHENA integrated project (in the frame of the 6th IST Framework Research Program). It is also supported by the International Federation for Information Processing, the International Federation of Automatic Control and various national associations.

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


Annotation Enterprise Application Integration Enterprise Architecture Mapping Service Engineering Unified Modeling Language (UML) Workflow business complexity e-business information processing information system modeling object service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Doumeingts
    • 1
  • Jörg Müller
    • 2
  • Gérard Morel
    • 3
  • Bruno Vallespir
    • 4
  1. 1.ADELIOR/Groupe GFIIssy-les-Moulineaux cedexFrance
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  3. 3.Laboratoire CRANUniversité Henri Poincaré NancylVandoeuvre-les-Nancy cedexFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire d’Automatique Productique, Signal et Image GRAIUniversity Bordeaux 1Talence cedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-713-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-714-5
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