Towards a Proactive Interoperability Solution in Systems of Information Systems: A PLM Perspective

  • Zoubida Afoutni
  • Julien Le-DuigouEmail author
  • Marie-Hélène Abel
  • Benoit Eynard
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 517)


PLM is an approach which aims to manage a product throughout its life cycle. Today, there are powerful and well-adapted tools for each phase of the product lifecycle, such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), SDM (Simulation Data Management), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) etc. However, their complete integration and more particularly the linkage from one phase to another are not yet fully operational and effective. To reach the PLM goal, it is necessary to guarantee the interoperability between the information systems (IS) supported by the business applications throughout the product lifecycle. Also, in the extended enterprise, from one project to another, the applications used for the product development process can change as business partners may change as well. An interoperability solution should be designed taking into account the potentially changing contexts of enterprise cooperation. A possible solution consists in designing the interoperability solution of the PLM systems by adopting the principles of the system of systems (SoS) concept. This work proposes a system of systems of PLM based on multi-agent systems to treat the interoperability, as well as knowledge capitalization issues.


Interoperability System of systems Multi-agent system Ontologies Knowledge capitalization MEMORAe 



This work was carried out and funded in the framework of the Labex MS2T. It was supported by the French Government, through the program “Investments for the future” managed by the National Agency for Research (Reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoubida Afoutni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Julien Le-Duigou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marie-Hélène Abel
    • 2
  • Benoit Eynard
    • 1
  1. 1.Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, UMR CNRS 7337 Roberval, CS 60319Compiègne CedexFrance
  2. 2.Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, UMR CNR 7253 Heudiasyc, CS 60319Compiègne CedexFrance

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