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Establishing Interoperability of Coordination Protocols in ad hoc Inter-Organizational Collaborations

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This paper presents the definition of a setup process that has to be performed before an ad hoc inter-organizational collaboration can start. Within this process agreement on collaboration content can be achieved as well as an overall coordination protocol can be constructed which defines a chronological order of tasks out of single protocols that describe the information exchanges that are necessary to coordinate given tasks. Our goal is to define a component-based architecture that implements this process and uses the outcomes to dynamically configure itself. Using this architecture it will be possible to technically support a wide range of ad hoc collaboration scenarios as long as mismatches can be resolved. Due to the extensibility of component-based architectures it will be possible to easily deploy additional components implementing for example a new coordination standard for transactions which then can be used as one possible assignment to a protocol vector position. Future work therefore is twofold: the presented setup process has to be refined and implemented, and the component model as well as the composition model for the architecture has to be defined. For negotiation, compatibility testing, and mediator generation previous work in the fields of agent communication and component interoperability will be further examined and integrated.

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  • Real World Object
  • Purchase Order
  • Protocol Description
  • Collaboration Partner
  • Coordination Protocol

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Bazijanec, B., Zaha, J.M., Albani, A., Turowski, K. (2006). Establishing Interoperability of Coordination Protocols in ad hoc Inter-Organizational Collaborations. In: Konstantas, D., Bourrières, JP., Léonard, M., Boudjlida, N. (eds) Interoperability of Enterprise Software and Applications. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-84628-152-0_12

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