Model for Trans-sector Digital Interoperability

Keith Popplewell (Editor), António Madureira, Jenny Harding (Editor), Frank den Hartog, Eduardo Goncalves da Silva, Raul Poler (Editor), Ricardo Chalmeta (Editor), Nico Baken

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    Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged. The importance of interoperability has grown together with the adoption of Digital Information Networks (DINs). DINs refer to information networks supported by telecommunication infrastructures and terminated by microprocessors. With an upcoming interest in services science and transsector business models, a stronger driver arises to further break the interoperability barriers across sectors. In this paper, we propose a novel model to address trans-sector digital interoperability, which by definition involves interoperability across different economic sectors connected by DINs. Particularly, we specify how a well known interoperability framework, the ATHENA framework, should be adapted for the economic sector plane. Based on data from the Eurostat survey on ICT usage and e-Commerce in enterprises, we illustrate how conclusions about trans-sector interoperability can be extracted and technological implications can be derived.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
    EventInternational Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications, I-ESA 2010: Making the internet of the future for the future of enterprise - Coventry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Apr 201015 Apr 2010


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications, I-ESA 2010
    Abbreviated titleI-ESA
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • digital information network
    • Model
    • ATHENA
    • IR-72272
    • EWI-18098
    • Service science
    • MDA
    • Interoperability

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