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  • © 2006

Interoperability of Enterprise Software and Applications

  • Keeps the reader up to date with developments in a field which is extremely important for industrial competitiveness

  • Inter-disciplinary subject matter allows the reader to learn about many points of view on similar problems

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences (IESACONF, volume 1)

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Table of contents (46 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. An Architecture for Semantic Enterprise Application Integration Standards

    • Nenad Anicic, Nenad Ivezic, Albert Jones
    Pages 25-34
  3. MAFIIA — An Architectural Description Framework: Experience from the Health Care Domain

    • Ståle Walderhaug, Erlend Stav, Stein L. Tomassen, Lillian Røstad, Nils B. Moe
    Pages 43-54
  4. ONAR: An Ontologies-based Service Oriented Application Integration Framework

    • Dimitrios Tektonidis, Albert Bokma, Giles Oatley, Michael Salampasis
    Pages 65-74
  5. A Framework for Semantic Enterprise Integration

    • Saïd Izza, Lucien Vincent, Patrick Burlat
    Pages 75-86
  6. A Framework to Support Interoperability among Semantic Resources

    • Celson Lima, Catarina Ferreira Da Silva, Chan Le Duc, Alain Zarli
    Pages 87-98
  7. Virtual Breeding Environment: Working and Sharing Principles

    • Jaime Irigoyen, Nathalíe Galeano, David Guerra, Arturo Molina
    Pages 99-110
  8. Modeling and Using Business Collaborations

    • Giorgio Bruno
    Pages 111-122
  9. Establishing Interoperability of Coordination Protocols in ad hoc Inter-Organizational Collaborations

    • Bettina Bazijanec, Johannes Maria Zaha, Antonia Albani, Klaus Turowski
    Pages 123-133
  10. Ontology-based Interoperability Services for Semantic Collaboration in Open Networked Systems

    • Silvana Castano, Alfio Ferrara, Stefano Montanelli
    Pages 135-146
  11. An M3-Neutral Infrastructure for Bridging Model Engineering and Ontology Engineering

    • Jean Bézivin, Vladan Devedzic, Dragan Djuric, Jean-Marie Favreau, Dragan Gasevic, Frederic Jouault
    Pages 159-171
  12. Contract-based Interoperability for E-Business Transactions

    • Sergei Artyshchev, Hans Weigand
    Pages 173-184
  13. Interoperability Middleware for Federated Enterprise Applications in web-Pilarcos

    • Lea Kutvonen, Toni Ruokolainen, Janne Metso, Juha-Pekka Haataja
    Pages 185-196
  14. Customizable Isolation in Transactional Workflow

    • Adnene Guabtni, François Charoy, Claude Godart
    Pages 197-202
  15. Transforming Workflow Graphs

    • Johann Eder, Wolfgang Gruber, Horst Pichler
    Pages 203-214

About this book

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, quickly and at low cost, of goods and services and, at the same time, maintaining levels of quality and customisation. While data exchange and IT applications are vital contributions to successful interoperability, communications and common semantics can be just as important between businesses.

Composed of more than 40 papers of international authorship, Interoperability of Enterprise Software and Applications ranges from academic research through case studies to industrial experience of interoperability. Many of the papers have examples and illustrations calculated to deepen understanding and generate new ideas.

The INTEROP-ESA’05 conference from which this book is drawn was sponsored by the European Union and the Swiss federal government under the IST research program and was further supported by International Society for Information Processing and the Association for Computing Machinery.

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


  • Enterprise Applications
  • Interoperability
  • Manufacturing
  • Networked Enterprise
  • Networks
  • Open Source
  • Process Engineering
  • Production
  • Software Engineering
  • data warehouse
  • enterprise software

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre Universitaire d’Informatique, Department of Information Systems, Université de Genève, Genève 4, Switzerland

    Dimitri Konstantas, Michel Léonard

  • Laboratoire d’Automatique et de Productique, Signal et Images, Université Bordeaux 1, Talence cedex, France

    Jean-Paul Bourrières

  • Bâtiment LORIA, Université Henri Poincaré Nancy 1, Vandoeuvre Lès Nancy cedex, France

    Nacer Boudjlida

About the editors

Prof. Konstantas is the originator of the Object-oriented Interoperability concept, which placed the basis for the definition of interoperability issues between heterogenous Object Oriented systems and applications. He defined and implemented an inter-language interoperability support framework and proposed different services for object oriented interoperability support. He also worked in the design of applications with object oriented and agent systems, ranging from multimedia to medical applications, where the problems and issues related to interoperability were identified and different solutionswere opted. Today Prof. Konstantas works in the implementation of mobile health systems and services and is interested in the interoperability problems between divers information systems and services.

Prof. Bourrières, works in the models and methods for the use of production systems in modern manufacturing industries. In this context he is interested in the issues and problems related to the software and application life cycle management,where interoperability with new and emerging systems is of major importance. One of the objectives is the creation of unified model where the different issues coming from all levels of an industial system (machine level, management of the production site, multi-site management etc) and aggregation of the related information can be represented. The target being to allow the exchange of information and smooth operation at all levels of the IS.

Prof. Léonard is working in the development of Information Systems and the problems arrising from the interoperability of diverse (legacy) Information Systems. inthis direction he has developed M7, an evolutionary approach for Information System design, offering an environment of specification in a common formalism and capitalizes the various specifications in order to make them reusable. He also works in the Specification and implementation of highly configurable coordination

information systems with responsibility overlaping protocols on Workflow Information systems.

Nacer Boudjlida  is a full professor  at the University Henri   Poincaré Nancy 1 (F) and a researcher at LORIA (Lorraine  Laboratory of Research  in Computer   Science and Applications). As a  professor, his lectures include   the various   facets  of   databases (DBMS, database design, distribution, architecture, administration and  so on).  As a  researcher, his domain  of interest includes process modelling and support,  distributed and cooperative computing, semantic-based mediated architectures.  He  authored two books on databases and numerous papers on  software systems integration and  interoperability, on software  process modelling and support, etc.

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eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-84628-152-5
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