Enterprise Interoperability


Enterprise Interoperability

Edited by

Bernard Archimède, ENIT (Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes), France
Bruno Vallespir, University of Bordeaux, France

ISBN : 9781786300843

Publication Date : May 2017

Hardcover 244 pp

130.00 USD



Interoperability of enterprises is one of the main requirements for economical and industrial collaborative networks. Enterprise interoperability (EI) is based on the three domains: architectures and platforms, ontologies and enterprise modeling.

This book presents the EI vision of the “Grand Sud-Ouest” pole (PGSO) of the European International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability (INTEROP-VLab). It includes the limitations, concerns and approaches of EI, as well as a proposed framework which aims to define and delimit the concept of an EI domain.

The authors present the basic concepts and principles of decisional interoperability as well as concept and techniques for interoperability measurement. The use of these previous concepts in a healthcare ecosystem and in an extended administration is also presented.


1. Framework for Enterprise Interoperability.
2. Networked Companies and a Typology of Collaborations.
3. Designing Natively Interoperable Complex Systems: An Interface Design Pattern Proposal.
4. Software Development and Interoperability: A Metric-based Approach.
5. Decisional Interoperability.
6. The Interoperability Measurement.
7. Interoperability and Supply Chain Management.
8. Organizational Interoperability Between Public and Private Actors in an Extended Administration.
9. An Inventory of Interoperability in Healthcare Ecosystems: Characterization and Challenges.

About the authors/editors

Bernard Archimède is Professor at the ENIT (Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes) in France.
Bruno Vallespir is Professor at the University of Bordeaux in France.