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Barriers to Enterprise Interoperability

  • Johan Ullberg
  • David Chen
  • Pontus Johnson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 38)

Abstract

Interoperability is a key feature for enterprises in today’s competitive environment. Fundamental interoperability problems are however still not well understood. Within the scope of the Framework for Enterprise Interoperability (FEI) originally proposed by INTEROP NoE and now moved to ISO standardization process, this paper tentatively identifies and categorizes a set of interoperability barriers. Barriers to interoperability are defined as incompatibility between two enterprise systems. A list of interoperability barriers is presented and these barriers are then mapped to the FEI and illustrated with examples. The most significant dependencies between barriers are also tentatively defined and presented.

Keywords

Framework for Enterprise Interoperability interoperability barrier interoperability concern interoperability dependency 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Ullberg
    • 1
  • David Chen
    • 2
  • Pontus Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Information and Control SystemsKTH - Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.IMS/LAPS, University Bordeaux 1Talence cedexFrance

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