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ICEIMT’04 4th International Conference on Enterprise Integration and Modeling Technologies held together with the workshop on Design of Information Infrastructure Systems for Manufacturing (DIISM) at the University of Toronto, Canada, 2004-10-9/11. The conference was attended by about 60 people from around the world. A total of 33 papers covered enterprise architectures, models, languages, ontologies, human systems, standardisation and different applications in the area of enterprise integration. The papers addressed Standardization for enterprise integration and interoperability, Enterprise Integration relating to enterprise frameworks, architectures, models and modelling languages, Aspects of Human Systems, Ontology and different Applications in the area of enterprise integration. http://www.eil.utoronto.ca/
eChallenges, the14th EU conference on eBusiness, eGovernment, eWork, eLearning, eEurope, others, held in Vienna, Austria, 2004-10-27/29 provided an extensive overview on the European R&D work in ICT. 265 papers and case studies have been presented in over 70 session to about 600 participants. Seven sessions on eBusiness were concerned with interoperability, processes, trust and confidence and with general and commercialisation issues. Interoperability has been the subject in eGovernment and in a special workshop on European/US perspectives on interoperability. More than 70 exhibition stands showed results of research work in ICT technologies and products.
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most relevant to our area: ‘Enterprises
of the future’ with items on collaborative networks, electronic
eLogistics. ‘Knowledge management’ focused on humans as the
Results of European research projects have been displayed in the accompanying exhibition with about 90 exhibits covering four main areas: Ways of working in the knowledge economy; How can people be integrated and protected in the knowledge economy? Tools for Ambient Intelligence; and Communication and Amusement.
ISO TC 184 SC5/WG1 Modelling and Architectures,
CEN TC 310 WG 1 Modelling and Architectures, next meeting in Paris 2004-12-13/15
65A-ISO/TC 184/SC 5/JWG 15, Next
JWG15 meeting: 2004-11-17/19
at NEMA in
R.A. Stegwee and B.D. Rukanova, Identification of different types of standards for domain-specific interoperability. Using the concept of communication, the paper explores the capabilities of available standards in the area of communication in a specific domain. The authors propose a categorisation of standards into four different categories: methods, meta-models, concrete models and operational standards. Only operational standards provide solutions applicable across domains through their capability to describe the interface (syntax), the items to be communicated or exchanged (semantic) as well as when to communicate them and what to expect back in return (pragmatic). The ability to interoperate is analysed in the terms of the two requirements: a) the exchange between systems or components and b) the use of the exchanged information.
Domain components which interoperate in applications are humans, processes and technology leading to six different types of communication (e.g. human to human, human to process, human to technology). Three types of organizational interoperability have been identified: 1) interconnectivity – ability to exchange information at a network, syntactical level: 2) interchangeability – ability to use information at a presentation, semantic level and 3) interoperability – ability to use information at an application, pragmatic level. A framework identifies types of standards for the types of organizational interoperability. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, available on line at: http://www.si.umich.edu/misq-stds/proceedings/
Kosanke, K., Standards
Chen, D, Knothe, T., Zelm, M., ATHENA Integrated Project and the Mapping to International Standard ISO 15704, ICEMT’04,
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