Model for Trans-sector Digital Interoperability

António Madureira, Frank den Hartog, Eduardo Goncalves da Silva, Nico Baken

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    Abstract

    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 trans-sector 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 and using a trans-sector scenario example, we illustrate how conclusions about trans-sector interoperability can be extracted and technological implications can be derived.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of European Workshop on Service Systems, EWOSS 2009, located at the European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2009
    EditorsL. Zhao, L. Macaulay
    Place of PublicationManchaster, UK
    PublisherResearch Report of Service Research & Innovation Institute (SRII)
    Pages-
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2009
    EventEuropean Workshop on Service Systems, EWOSS 2009, located at the European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2009 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Duration: 9 Nov 20099 Nov 2009

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherResearch Report of Service Research & Innovation Institute (SRII)

    Workshop

    WorkshopEuropean Workshop on Service Systems, EWOSS 2009, located at the European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2009
    Period9/11/099/11/09
    Other9 November 2009

    Keywords

    • IR-69006
    • METIS-264209

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