Interoperability Service Utility Model and its Simulation for Improving the Business Process Collaboration

  • Nassim Zbib
  • Bernard Archimède
  • Philippe Charbonnaud
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 5)


In this paper an interoperability service utility (ISU) model is defined and formalized for improving the collaboration between partners. The ISU model makes it possible to limit the associated risk during the exchange of herogeneous information between enterprises. Another advantage of the approach consists in the simulation-based evaluation method of the impact of interoperability parameters on the performances of the business process. The integration of the ISU model was achieved at the business activity level and a method for performance evaluation is presented. The effectiveness of the ISU model was studied in a national industrial project and is shown herein on a simple example of P2P collaboration.


Interoperability service utility Business process Event-based simulation I3G P2P collaboration Performance evaluation 



This work has been partly granted by the french interministerial fund and supported by Interop-VLab-PGSO. The authors wish to acknowledge and all the ISTA3 Project partners for their contribution during the development of various ideas presented in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nassim Zbib
    • 1
  • Bernard Archimède
    • 1
  • Philippe Charbonnaud
    • 1
  1. 1.INPT-ENITUniversity of ToulouseTarbesFrance

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