Supporting Adaptive Enterprise Collaboration through Semantic Knowledge Services

  • Keith Popplewell
  • Nenad Stojanovic
  • Andreas Abecker
  • Dimitris Apostolou
  • Gregoris Mentzas
  • Jenny Harding


The next phase of enterprise interoperability will address the sharing of knowledge within a Virtual Organisation (VO) to the mutual benefit of all VO partners. Such knowledge will be a driver for new enhanced collaborative enterprises, able to achieve the global visions of enterprise interoperability. This paper outlines the approach to be followed in the SYNERGY research project which envisages the delivery of Collaboration Knowledge services through interoperability service utilities (ISUs): trusted third parties offering web-based, pay-on-use services. The aim of SYNERGY is to enhance support of the networked enterprise in the successful, timely creation of, and participation in, collaborative VOs by providing an infrastructure and services to discover, capture, deliver and apply knowledge relevant to collaboration creation and operation. The proposed approach aims to (a) provide semantic ontology-based modelling of knowledge structures on collaborative working; (b) develop a service-oriented self-adaptive solution for knowledgebased collaboration services; and (c) facilitate the testing and evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the solution in concrete case studies.


enterprise interoperability semantic web knowledge services knowledge management trust virtual organisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Popplewell
    • 1
  • Nenad Stojanovic
    • 2
  • Andreas Abecker
    • 2
  • Dimitris Apostolou
    • 3
  • Gregoris Mentzas
    • 3
  • Jenny Harding
    • 4
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum InformatikKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Communication and Computer SystemsAthensGreece
  4. 4.Loughborough UniversityLoughborough, LeicestershireUK

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