Enterprise Interoperability Science Base Structure
A science base for enterprise interoperability was first proposed in 2006, as a mechanism to formalize knowledge being generated by researchers and applied by industry to facilitate collaboration between enterprises through mutual interoperability of their enterprise systems. Subsequently the community of researchers and exploiters of Enterprise Interoperability research addressed this issue as a collaborative group, culminating in a project funded by the European Commission FP7 programme. In this paper we explore the structure for an Enterprise Interoperability Science Base defined in this project, based on analysis of its purposes, the knowledge already available from pragmatic research, and the lessons learned, both on interoperability and the theoretical structure of a science base. The resulting science base is now evolving from the body of knowledge used for its initial population to embrace new research results and issues.
KeywordsEnterprise interoperability Science base
This work has been partly funded by the European Commission through the Project ENSEMBLE Envisioning, Supporting and Promoting Future Internet Enterprise Systems Research through Scientific Collaboration (Grant Agreement No. 257548). The authors wish to acknowledge the Commission for their support. We also wish to acknowledge our gratitude and appreciation to all the ENSEMBLE Project partners for their contribution during the development of various ideas and concepts presented in this paper.
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