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Electronic Business Interoperability

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Electronic Business Interoperability: Concepts, Opportunities and Challenges analyzes obstacles, provides critical assessment of existing approaches, and reviews recent research efforts to overcome interoperability problems in electronic business. It serves as a source of knowledge for researchers, educators, students, and industry practitioners to share and exchange their most current research findings, ideas, practices, challenges, and opportunities concerning electronic business interoperability.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword [Chapter Title]
  5. Preface
    1. SECTION I: INTEROPERABILITY ISSUES OF ELECTRONIC BUSINESS
    2. SECTION II: BUSINESS PROCESS INTEROPERABILITY AND VALIDATION
    3. SECTION III: WEB-SERVICES-BASED APPROACHES
    4. SECTION IV: SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES AND E-BUSINESS
    5. SECTION V: SEMANTICALLY ENABLED E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
    6. SECTION VI: E-BUSINESS FRAMEWORKS
    7. SECTION VII: SECURITY OF E-BUSINESS
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Interoperability Issues of Electronic Business
    1. Chapter 1: E-Business Interoperability
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTEROPERABILITY IN E-BUSINESS
      4. EXPLORING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF INTEROPERABILITY IN E-BUSINESS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Business Artifacts for E-Business Interoperability
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. INTEROPERABILITY BASED ON ARTIFACTS
      5. ARTIFACT INTERACTION PATTERNS
      6. IMPLEMENTATION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 3: A Semantic Similarity Analysis for Data Mappings between Heterogeneous XML Schemas
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LAYERED SEMANTIC SIMILARITY ANALYSIS OF XML SCHEMAS
      5. EXPERIMENTS AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Putting Interoperability on the Map
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH MOTIVATION
      5. CONSTRAINS INFLUENCING INTEGRATION AND INTEROPERABILITY
      6. PRINCIPLES AFFECTING ARCHITECTURES
      7. ARCHITECTURE COMPONENTS AFFECTING INTEROPERABILITY
      8. ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS SUPPORTING INTEROPERABILITY
      9. CONCLUSION – DISCUSSION – FUTURE RESEARCH
  8. Section 2: Business Process Interoperability and Validation
    1. Chapter 5: Process Mediation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. INTEROPERABILITY IN OPEN ENVIRONMENTS
      5. PROCESS MEDIATION ALGORITHM OVERVIEW
      6. DISCOVERING SERVICE COMBINATIONS
      7. SEMANTIC MONITORING
      8. FAULT HANDLING AND ERROR RECOVERY
      9. EXECUTION INFRASTRUCTURE: THE PROCESS MEDIATION AGENT
      10. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      11. LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 6: Verification of e-Commerce Business Processes
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODELING THE BEHAVIOR OF E-COMMERCE SYSTEMS
      4. VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF E-COMMERCE SYSTEM MODELS
      5. ENHANCED CHECKING CONCEPTS FOR PROCESS MODELS
      6. USAGE OF REQUIREMENTS ON DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ABSTRACTION
      7. ARCHITECTURE OF CHECKING E-COMMERCE SYSTEMS
      8. RELATED WORK
      9. FUTURE WORK
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Validating Component-Based Implementations of Business Processes
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. FROM A PROCESS MODEL TO A PETRI NET
      6. SOUNDNESS OF A PROCESS MODEL
      7. REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUNDING VALIDATION
      8. CONSTRUCTING THE GROUNDING NET
      9. PROOF FOR CONSTRUCTING THE GROUNDING NET
      10. REQUIREMENTS FOR REFINEMENT VALIDATION
      11. CONSTRUCTING THE REFINEMENT NET
      12. EVALUATION
      13. FURTHER APPLICATIONS
      14. SHORTCOMINGS AND FUTURE WORK
      15. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Web Services-Based Approaches
    1. Chapter 8: E-Business Interoperability and Collaboration
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. SERVICE CONSUMPTION IN EBUSINESS ENVIROMENTS
      5. ENTIRE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A DYNAMIC COLLABORATIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
      6. EVALUATION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Requirements Metadata Driven Dynamic Configuration of Business Processes
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: INTEROPERABILITY IN COMPLEX SOA ENVIRONMENTS
      4. A FRAMEWORK FOR REQUIREMENTS METADATA DRIVEN DYNAMIC SERVICES CONFIGURATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Planning Based Service Composition
      1. abstract
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 4. TLPLAN FOR SERVICE COMPOSITION
      5. 5 CONVERSION FROM PLAN TO AN EXECUTABLE SERVICE
      6. 6. PLANNING BASED SERVICE COMPOSITION FRAMEWORKS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: Semantic Technologies and E-Business
    1. Chapter 11: Semantic Technologies and E-Business
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-BUSINESS SEMANTICS DESIGN
      4. WHY CREATE E-BUSINESS ONTOLOGIES?
      5. E-BUSINESS ONTOLOGIES
      6. JANUS: AUTOMATIC ONTOLOGY BUILDING SYSTEM FROM XML SCHEMAS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Context-Sensitive Ontology Matching in Electronic Business
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Approaches for Evaluating the Conformance and Interoperability of Ontology Engineering Tools
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONFORMANCE AND INTEROPERABILITY EVALUATION IN THE LITERATURE
      4. EVALUATING CONFORMANCE
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    4. Chapter 14: Semantic Interoperability Enablement in E-Business Modeling
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SEMANTIC REFERENCING
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 5: Semantically Enabled E-Business Solutions
    1. Chapter 15: Development of an Ontology-Based E-Recruitment Application that Integrates Social Web
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT OF SEMANTIC WEB’S EMERGENCE
      4. DEVELOPPING A SEMANTIC APPLICATION FOR RECRUITMENT IN THE IT FIELD
      5. IDENTIFIED SOLUTIONS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SW TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE E-RECRUITMENT
      6. COMBINE’S SPECIFICATIONS: REQUIREMENTS, FEATURES AND CONTEXTUAL CHALLENGES
      7. ASSESSMENT AND APPRECIATION OF THE COMBINE PROTOTYPE
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Trade Collaboration Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT
      4. THE MOSS CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND EDI MESSAGE MAPPING
      5. THE MOSS PILOT EXERCISE AND COST / BENEFIT ANALYSIS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. RELATED WORK
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 17: The Semantic Web as a Catalyst for Enterprise/Industrial Interoperability
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR APPLICABILITY IN THE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. SEMANTICS AND ENTERPRISE / INDUSTRIAL INTEROPERABILITY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 6: E-Business Frameworks
    1. Chapter 18: ebXML-Based Electronic Business Interoperability Framework and Test Platform
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ebXML BACKGROUND
      4. 3. INTEROPERABILITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK FOR B2B SYSTEMS
      5. 4. SKLSE-EBIOT INTEROPERABILITY TEST PLATFORM
      6. 5. RELATED WORK
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    2. Chapter 19: An Ontology-Based Framework to Semantically Describe XML-Based Business Documents
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MOTIVATING SCENARIO
      5. AN ONTOLOGY-BASED FRAMEWORK
      6. BACK TO THE PROBLEM
      7. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Business Document Exchange between Small Companies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTEROPERABILITY SCENARIOS
      5. REFERENCE ONTOLOGY
      6. MAPPING AND TRANSFORMATION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 21: Interoperability in the Building of Next Generation of Collaborative Working Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF SOA AND SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES
      4. DESIGNING A CWE BASED ON SOA AND SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES
      5. BASIC COLLABORATIVE SERVICES
      6. APPLICATIONS OF THE REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE
      7. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSIONS
    5. Chapter 22: HLA Supported, Federation Oriented Enterprise Interoperability
      1. Abstract
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 BACKGROUND ON BASIC CONCEPT OF INTEROPERABILITY
      4. 3 INTEROPERABLE COLLABORATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
      5. 4 FOCUSING ON HIGH LEVEL ARCHITECTURE (HLA) COMPLIANT PLATFORMS
      6. 5 “FROM ENTREPRISE MODEL TO EXECUTION” METHODOLOGY
      7. 6 CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  13. Section 7: Security of E-Business
    1. Chapter 23: Convergence of Information Security in B2B Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXTUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF B2B NETWORKS
      4. INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE B2B CONTEXT
      5. INFORMATION SECURITY IN B2B NETWORKS
      6. CONVERGENCE OF INFORMATION SECURITY IN B2B NETWORKS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 24: E-Business and Information Security Risk Management
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT APPROACHES TO SUPPORTING INFORMATION SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 25: On Interoperability Failures in WS-Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. The XML Signature Wrapping Technique Explained
      4. HISTORY
      5. PRACTICAL IMPACT OF THE XML SIGNATURE WRAPPING ATTACK
      6. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS AND ANALYSIS
      7. COUNTERMEASURES
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 26: Interoperability in Identity Management
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES
      4. A VARIETY OF STANDARDS
      5. IDENTITY MANAGEMENT ACROSS STANDARDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. Appendix
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors
  16. Index