Ontology enriched framework for cloud-based Enterprise Interoperability

Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Adina Cretan, Carlos Coutinho, Moisés Dutra, Parisa Ghodous

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The globalised world has entered the service era, where an enterprise is connected to the entire world, producing and consuming services using the internet. Virtualisation and service provisioning are paradigms that rule the interoperation of the world today. However, this interoperability mostly relies on a set of agreed message syntax exchanges, agreements that are fragile and limited in their scope, and it lacks a proper framework that can manage the sustainability of a networked Enterprise Interoperability (EI) environment. After presenting the problem and the research questions concerned with cloud-based EI, the paper presents the actual practices and research challenges on EI identified needs, addressing ontology, negotiation and cloud-based aspects for sustainability in EI. Then it proposes an ontology-enriched framework for cloud-based EI, and discusses on its validation in an industrial scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment - Proceedings of the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
EditorsJ. Stjepandić , G. Rock, C. Bil
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4471-4426-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-4425-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2012 - Trier, Germany
Duration: 3 Sep 20127 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Concurrent Engineering
ISSN (Print)1865-5440


Conference19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2012


  • Enterprise interoperability
  • Negotiation
  • Ontology


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