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Abstract

To deal with challenges as globalization and fast-changing environments, enterprises are progressively collaborating with others and becoming a Networked Enterprise (NE). In this context, Enterprise Interoperability (EI) is a crucial requirement that needs to be verified by enterprises when starting a relationship to avoid interoperability problems. The concepts of NE and EI are not easy to understand due the variety of interpretations that exist in the literature. Having a clear and shared understanding of the NE and the different interoperations between partners is a necessity to manage the interoperability development. In order to reach such an objective, this research work defines a meta-model for NE based on a systemic approach. Concepts related to EI are taken into account to highlight the importance of this ability (i.e. Interoperability), seen as a requirement, within a system to attain its targeted goals. Finally, a real case study is proposed to validate the defined meta-model.

Keywords

Networked enterprise Enterprise interoperability Meta-model Systemic approach 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been conducted in the context of the PLATINE project (PLAnning Transformation Interoperability in Networked Enterprises), financed by the national fund of research of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (FNR), under the grant C14/IS/8329172/R2.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS, CRAN UMR 7039Vandœuvre-lès-NancyFrance
  2. 2.Université de Lorraine, CRAN UMR 7039Vandœuvre-lès-NancyFrance
  3. 3.ITIS, TSSLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)Esch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

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