Posts Tagged ‘enterprise interoperability’

The role of Semantics in the future Internet

May 12, 2009

Here is an easy movie that presents the future Internet.  In my article  that was published last year at the Future Internet Symposium 2008 held in Vienna, Austria I discussed to role of business semantics management in here, and the need for a kind of DNS of information consisting of data services compiled from and orchestrated by semantic patterns . See my blog about this here


Collaboration across the Enterprise: an Approach for Enterprise Interoperability

June 16, 2008

Liapis, A., Christiaens, S., De Leenheer, P. (2008) Collaboration across the Enterprise: an Approach for Enterprise Interoperability, In Proc. of ICEIS 2008 (Barcelona, Spain)

In the current competitive industrial context, enterprises must react swiftly to market changes. In order to face this problem, enterprises must increase their collaborative activities. This implies at one hand high communication between their information systems and at the other hand the compatibility of their practices. An important amount of work must be performed towards proper practices of standardization and harmonization. This is the concept of Interoperability. Interoperability of enterprises is a strategic issue, caused as well as enabled by the continuously growing ability of integration of new legacy and evolving systems, in particular in the context of networked organisations. of the reconciliation of the communicated business semantics is crucial to success. For this, non-disruptive re-use of existing business data stored in “legacy” production information systems is an evident prerequisite. In addition the integration of a methodology as well as the scalability of any proposed semantic technological solution are equally evident prerequisites. Yet on all accounts current semantic technologies as researched and developed for the so-called Semantic Web may be found lacking. Still, semantic technology is claimed about to become mainstream, as it is pused by enterprise interoperation needs and increasing availability of domain specific content (for example ontologies) rather than pulled by basic technology (for example OWL) providers. In this paper we present a methodology which has resulted in the implementation of a highly customizable collaborative environment focussed to support ontology-based enterprise interoperability. The main benefit of this environment is its ability to integrate with legacy systems, rescuing enterprises from having to adapt or upgrade their existing systems in order to interoperate with their partners.