On Reliable Collaborative Mobility Services

  • A. Luis OsórioEmail author
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Adam Belloum
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 534)


Current approaches for development of collaborative business process automation, when requiring the participation of multiple stakeholders, lack proper formalization in terms of the required informatics systems landscape. Existing solutions depend on specific technology strategies and do not offer a suitable model for the fast-growing collaborative services. In this paper, we present the concept of an open informatics system of systems (ISoS), as a holistic framework that can be applied to a European wide payment system for collaborative multimodal mobility services. To illustrate how the ISoS framework could be applied in practice, we consider the payment service to support public transports, motorway and bridges tolling, payment in parking lots, bicycle renting and payment in a fueling station, all under a single contract. While each participating organization (any infrastructure operator) is free to adopt any applicable technology, the proposed ECoNet collaboration infrastructure is aimed to support a multi-supplier (open) informatics system technology landscape. Based on results from previous research, the paper introduces a strategy to allow effective and reliable EU wide collaborative mobility services.


Complex informatics systems Collaborative networks Collaborative services Distributed systems Integrated system of systems 



This work has been partially supported by Galpgeste and BP Portugal through the research project Horus, by the Administration of the Port of Lisbon and Leixões through the MIELE project, the A-to-Be (Brisa Innovation and Technology), and ANSR (National Road Security Authority) through the SINCRO project. Partial support also from the Center of Technology and Systems – Uninova, and the Portuguese FCT-PEST program UID/EEA/00066/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Luis Osório
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 2
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 3
  • Adam Belloum
    • 3
  1. 1.ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, and POLITEC&IDLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences and Technology and CTS-UninovaNOVA University of LisbonCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.University of Amsterdam (UvA)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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