Requirements for Supporting Enterprise Interoperability in Dynamic Environments

Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 7)


Interoperability in enterprise systems is currently discussed from a system theoretic point of view. In the conceptual work described here, two special instances of systems theory are used as a basis allowing to detail requirements for interoperability in dynamic environments. Chaos Theory and Complex Adaptive Systems Theory focus on the description of properties of dynamic systems where the global system’s behavior cannot be determined by summing up behaviors of system parts. First a connection between enterprise systems and the theories are established. The theories are then used as a lens for analyzing and discussing initial requirements for a platform that supports interoperability in a dynamic context.


E-learning Chaos theory Complex adaptive systems theory Enterprise interoperability 



This work has been partly funded by the European Commission through the Project Marie Curie—Industry and Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) program project: IANES (Grant Agreement No. 286083). The authors wish to acknowledge the Commission for their support. For more information on the IANES project see


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communications Engineering—Business InformaticsJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  2. 2.Metasonic AGPfaffenhofenGermany

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