Interoperability: Scientific Foundations


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The presentation from the Workshop on Enterprise Interoperability Science Base - Coventry UK - April 2010

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Charalabidis Y., Goncalves R.J., Popplewell K.: “Developing a Science Base for Enterprise Interoperability”, Interoperability of Enterprise Systems and Applications Conference, i-ESA 2008 (IFIP), 12-15 April 2010, Coventry, UK.

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Interoperability: Scientific Foundations

  1. 1. Interoperability Science Base<br />The Way Forward<br /> <br />Yannis Charalabidis<br />Greek Interoperability Centre<br />
  2. 2. Interoperability “Facets”<br />
  3. 3. Enterprise Interoperability<br />Organisational Interoperability<br />Facets, Methods, Subjects and Application Domains For Interoperability: The 4-dimensional space<br />Semantic Interoperability<br />Technical Interoperability<br />Application Domains: Administrations, businesses, specific industry sectors<br />Methods: Formal description means, models, tools, standards<br />Subjects: Organisations, systems, processes, data, rules, people<br />Interoperability Facets<br />
  4. 4. Scientific Means for Interoperability (in comparison with Software Engineering)<br />Interoperability Frameworks<br />Value Generating Scenarios, Collaborative Business Models<br />Software Life Cycles, Process and Configuration Management<br />Orchestration<br />Level <br />Testing Tools<br />Simulation Tools<br />Interoperability Infrastructures<br />Software Development Platforms, CASE Tools<br />Tools<br />Level<br />Assessment Models, Interoperability Metrics<br />Standards, Guidelines & Algorithms<br />Software Engineering Methods, Software Metrics, Software Quality <br />Models<br />Level <br />Solution Space Description Methods<br />Problem Space Description Methods<br />Requirements, Design and Programming Languages<br />Semantics<br />Level <br />Interoperability Science<br />Software Engineering <br />
  5. 5. Neighboring Scientific Domains<br />Orchestration<br />Level <br />Tools <br />Level<br />Models<br />Level <br />Semantics<br />Level <br />
  6. 6. Steps to make a new Science<br />Concept Formulation<br />Foundational Principles<br />Development and Extension<br />Internal Enhancement & Exploration<br />External Enhancement & Exploration<br />Popularisation<br />Impact<br />Industrial quality solutions. Communication and marketing towards broader communities. Substantiation of value.<br />Wave 3<br />Stabilisation of models and tools. Population of solution scenaria. Impact assessment and simulation. Training curriculum.<br />Wave 2<br />Ability to identify and describe <br />problems and solutions. Research community establishment. Convergence on initial concepts.<br />Wave 1<br />Time<br />
  7. 7. Possible next steps (1)<br />Key initiatives for the short/medium term –Development of Methods<br />The taxonomy of interoperability (facets, subjects, methods, domains)<br />Formal methods for categorising and analysingproblems and solutions (candidates: sets, vectors, categories, information flow, pattern theories)<br />Metrics and Assessment models (candidates: Interoperability Maturity Matrix, eGOV Interoperability Assessment Frameworks)<br />Decision Support & Simulation Tools (supporting problem-solution relation, utilising BPM/BPR tools, vertical approaches)<br />Interoperability Testing Facilities ?<br />
  8. 8. Possible next steps<br />Application and Documentation<br />Solution paradigms (Springing out of projects, clearly related to problem definition)<br />Interoperabilty infrastructures (sustainable project outcomes)<br />Material (re)development, towards practitioners and universities<br />Popularisation<br />Internal and external Community building<br />Tie-up with key research initiatives (cloud computing, internet of services, internet of things)<br />Substantiation of value (work together with business associations and industry)<br />
  9. 9. ENSEMBLE<br />Envisioning, Supporting and Promoting Future Internet Enterprise Systems Research through Scientific Collaboration<br /> <br />Coordination & Support Action (CSA)<br />Objective ICT-5-1.3<br />Project Nr. 257548<br />Duration: 24 months<br />
  10. 10. Partners and teams<br />NTU Athens, Greece (coordinator)<br />J.Psarras, Y. Charalabidis, F. Lampathaki<br />Coventry University, UK<br />K. Popplewell<br />CNR-IASI, Italy<br />M. Missikoff<br />UNINOVA, Portugal<br />R.J. Goncalves, <br />INTRASOFT International, Luxemburg<br />A. Ramfos<br />
  11. 11. ENSEMBLE 1st year tasks<br />Run an international call for contributions on Interoperability Scientific Base (state of the art & innovative scenaria), to get members in the Experts Committee, covering their fees for two years.<br />Map the FINES research projects and prepare material on the cluster <br />Monitor developments within and outside the FP7-ICT workprogramme<br />Prepare the Science Base “Wave 1”, on foundational principles and concepts<br />Work on the next version of the research roadmap for FINES cluster<br />