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Enterprise Interoperability VII

Enterprise Interoperability in the Digitized and Networked Factory of the Future

  • Kai Mertins
  • Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves
  • Keith Popplewell
  • João P. Mendonça
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yulia Yadgarova, Victor Taratukhin
      Pages 3-12
    3. A. Niknejad, D. Petrovic, K. Popplewell, F. W. Jäkel, S. Pajkovska-Goceva
      Pages 13-23
    4. F. Alves, C. Coutinho, R. Peña-Ortiz, X. Xu, A. Nieto, J. Ahola et al.
      Pages 25-38
    5. Raquel Melo-Almeida, Carlos Agostinho, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves
      Pages 39-50
  3. Modelling the Enterprise Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Marco Franke, Konstantin Klein, Karl A. Hribernik, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
      Pages 77-86
    3. A. Cretan, C. Coutinho, B. Bratu, R. Jardim-Goncalves
      Pages 87-97
  4. Semantics for Enterprise Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Tehreem Masood, Chantal Bonner Cherifi, Néjib Moalla, Muhammad Fahad
      Pages 113-122
    3. João Gião, João Sarraipa, Fonseca Francisco-Xavier, Fernando Ferreira, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Milan Zdravkovic
      Pages 123-135
  5. Architectures and Frameworks for Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. D. Repta, I. S. Sacala, M. A. Moisescu, I. Dumitrache, A. M. Stanescu
      Pages 139-149
    3. Audrey Fertier, Sébastien Truptil, Aurélie Montarnal, Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Frédérick Bénaben
      Pages 151-162
    4. Muhammad Naeem, Néjib Moalla, Yacine Ouzrout, Abdelaziz Bouras
      Pages 163-173
  6. Services for the Enterprise Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185

About these proceedings


A concise reference to the state of the art in systems interoperability, Enterprise Interoperability VII 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. Furthermore, it shows how knowledge of the meaning within information and the use to which it will be put have to be held in common between enterprises for consistent and efficient inter-enterprise networks.

Over 30 papers, ranging from academic research through case studies to industrial and administrative experience of interoperability show how, in a scenario of globalised markets, where the capacity to cooperate with other organizations efficiently is essential in order to remain economically, socially and environmentally cost-effective, the most innovative digitized and networked enterprises ensure that their systems and applications are able to interoperate across heterogeneous collaborative networks of independent organizations. This goal of interoperability is essential, not only from the perspective of the individual enterprise but also in the business structures that are now emerging, such as complex collaborating networks of suppliers and customers, virtual enterprises, interconnected organisations or extended enterprises, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Establishing efficient and relevant collaborative situations requires the management of interoperability from a dynamic point of view: a relevant and efficient collaboration of organizations may require adaptation to remain in line with changing objectives, evolving resources, unexpected events, etc. Many of the papers contained in this, the eighth volume of Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences have examples and illustrations calculated to deepen understanding and generate new ideas.

The I-ESA’16 Conference from which this book is drawn was organized by the Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho, on behalf of the European Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability (INTEROP-VLab) and Interop VLab Portuguese Pole.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Mertins
    • 1
  • Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves
    • 2
  • Keith Popplewell
    • 3
  • João P. Mendonça
    • 4
  1. 1.Knowledge Raven Management GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Future Manufacturing Applied Research CeCoventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.MEtRICs/Dep.Eng.MecânicaUniversidade do MinhoGuimaraesPortugal

About the editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Mertins was born 1947 in the Federal Republic of Germany. After studies of Control Theory in Hamburg and of Economy together with Production Technology at the Technical University of Berlin he was a member of the scientific staff of the University Institute for Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technology (IWF). Since 1983 he was head of the department "Production Control and Manufacturing Systems" at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), where he is since 1988 Director for Planning Technology. Since 1998 he is Professor for Production Management at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He has more than 20 years experience in design, planning, simulation and control of flexible manufacturing systems, manufacturing control systems, shop floor control systems, computer integrated manufacturing, business reengineering and enterprise modelling as well as Intellectual Capital Statement. He was General Project manager in several international industrial projects and gave lectures and seminars at the Technical University Berlin and several other universities.

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