Towards Pragmatic Interoperability in the New Enterprise -- A Survey of Approaches

C.H. Asuncion

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    Pragmatic interoperability (PI) is the compatibility between the intended versus the actual effect of message exchange. This paper advances PI as a new research agenda within the gamut of enterprise interoperability research. PI is timely in today's new enterprises as it is increasingly important that organizations are able to collectively add value to their products and services through effective collaboration. When enterprise systems exchange information, PI goes beyond the compatibility between the structure and the meaning of shared information. It also considers the use of information in a given context as an equally important aspect. As PI is a relatively new domain, this paper attempts to elucidate its notion by identifying and relating its key concepts from proposed definitions, and by reviewing extant approaches to identify critical knowledge gaps in PI research.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThird International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability, IWEI 2011
    EditorsMarten J. van Sinderen, Pontus Johnson
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-19680-5
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
    EventThird International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 23 Mar 201124 Mar 2011
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)1868-4238


    OtherThird International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability 2011
    Abbreviated titleIWEI 2011


    • METIS-277519
    • IR-76454
    • Enterprise interoperability
    • SCS-Services
    • survey of approaches
    • Pragmatic interoperability
    • EWI-19511

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