An Ontology-Based Event-Driven Architecture for Integrating Information, Processes and Services Applied to International Trade

  • Sietse Overbeek
  • Marijn Janssen
  • Yao-Hua Tan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 112)


In global supply chains, many public and private organizations collaborate in order to succeed in transporting goods from the seller to the buyer. Given the dynamicity of global supply chains it is hard to predict which information is needed by whom at which point in time which oftentimes causes service delivery issues. Integrating relevant information, processes and services prevents deterioration in service provisioning caused by missing information required for processes that need to be executed to supply services. In this paper, an ontology-based event-driven architecture is described for integrating information, processes and services that acts as a mechanism to coordinate service delivery. The architecture is illustrated in the context of a global supply chain of plastic toys, where it is shown how the architecture enables the availability of valuable information based on events which positively influences the delivery of a barge planning service.


CEP EDA global supply chain ontology service delivery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sietse Overbeek
    • 1
  • Marijn Janssen
    • 1
  • Yao-Hua Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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