Enterprise Interoperability (EI) is a well established applied research area, studying the problems related with the lack of interoperability in the organizations, and proposing novel methods and frameworks to contribute with innovative solutions for EI problems. However, in spite of the research developed so far, nowadays it was not established yet the scientific foundations for EI. This is a deficit recognized by the EI research community, disabling the generalization and complete reuse of the methods and tools that have been developed. Among the scientific domains recognized by the international community the following subjects were identified by the authors to be within those that might contribute for the EI scientific foundations: system complexity, network science, information and web science. This paper presents considerations and the authors points of view in this context towards EI as a science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780853582595
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009 - Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009


ConferenceIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2009


  • Complex systems
  • Enterprise Interoperability
  • Evolutive applications
  • Networked organizations
  • Science base


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