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Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols

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Electronic business is a major force shaping the digital world. Yet, despite of years of research and standardization efforts, many problems persist that prevent e-business from achieving its full potential. Problems arise from different data vocabularies, classification schemas, document names, structures, exchange formats and their varying roles in business processes. Non-standardized business terminology, lack of common acceptable and understandable processes (grammar), and lack of common dialog rules (protocols) create barriers to improving electronic business processes. Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies contains an overview of new achievements in the field of e-business standards and protocols, offers in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends. This book unites new research that promotes harmony and agreement in business processes and attempts to choreograph business protocols and orchestrate semantic alignment between their vocabularies and grammar. Additionally, this Handbook of Research discusses new approaches to improving standards and protocols, which include the use of intelligent agents and Semantic Web technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS BOOK
    2. CONTENT AND FOCUS OF THE BOOK
    3. THE DEEPER VIEW INTO SECTIONS
    4. WHO SHOULD USE THIS BOOK?
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: General Approaches to E-Business Interoperability: Standards, Data exchange, Semantics
    1. Chapter 1: Efficient and Interoperable E-Business –Based on Frameworks, Standards and Protocols
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE HETEROGENEITY AND MULTIFACE OF E-BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
      3. E-BUSINESS AS A MARKET
      4. E-BUSINESS STANDARDS
      5. UNDERSTANDING AND ADVANCED MODELING OF E-BUSINESS
      6. CONVERTING, CUSTOMIZING, ENHANCING
      7. THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
    2. Chapter 2: The Reality of Using Standards for Electronic Business Document Formats
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES
    3. Chapter 3: Analysis of Interoperability of e-Business Documents
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTEROPERABILITY ISSUES IN E-BUSINESS DOCUMENTS EXCHANGE
      4. TECHNICAL INTEROPERABILITY LEVEL
      5. SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY LEVEL
      6. PROCESS INTEROPERABILITY LEVEL
      7. LEGAL INTEROPERABILITY LEVEL
      8. POLITICAL INTEROPERABILITY LEVEL
      9. CONVERSION BETWEEN STANDARDS: XML SCHEMA MATCHING AND ONTOLOGY MATCHING
      10. RELATED WORK
      11. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Harmonized and Reversible Development Framework for HLA based Interoperable Application
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNICAL RECALL
      5. OVERVIEW OF FRAMEWORK
      6. SPECIFICATION OF FRAMEWORK
      7. CASE STUDY OF MODEL REVERSAL
      8. CASE STUDY OF HLA EVOLVED WS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Concepts for Enhancing Content Quality and eAccessibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 ENSURING CONTENT QUALITY IN E-BUSINESS STANDARDS
      3. 2 CONCEPTS FOR ENHANCING CONTENT QUALITY
      4. 3 CONTENT QUALITY ASPECTS IN E-PROCUREMENT
      5. 4 SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK
    6. Chapter 6: BOMOS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STATE OF THE ART
      5. THE MODEL: ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
      6. OPERATIONAL PROCESS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
      7. Example: Pressure Cooker – A Standard in a Week in the Waste Sector
      8. Example: The Web 2.0 Method – XCRI in Education
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: General Approaches to E-Business Interoperability: Interdisciplinary and Applications-Oriented Concepts
    1. Chapter 7: Interoperability Support for E-Business Applications through Standards, Services, and Multi-Agent Systems1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
      3. SERVICE-ORIENTED COMPUTING
      4. AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS
      5. AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS AS CATALYST FOR SERVICE-ORIENTED COMPUTING AND E-BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Ontologies for Guaranteeing the Interoperability in e-Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE MEANING OF ONTOLOGIES
      4. EVOLVEMENT OF AN “ENLIGHTENED” UNDERSTANDING OF ONTOLOGIES
      5. MANAGEMENT OF COMPETENCES
      6. Tasks and Challenges
      7. MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: How Semantic Web Technologies can Support the Mediation between Supply and Demand in the ICT Market
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ARNEIS PROJECT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 10: Customer Decision Making in Web Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DECISION MAKING IN WEB SERVICES
      5. P6: AN INTEGRATED MODEL FOR CDM IN WEB SERVICES
      6. THE EXISTING 6 Ps: DECISION MAKING ENVIRONMENT OF CUSTOMERS IN WEB SERVICES
      7. THE NEWLY INTRODUCED 6 Ps: INNER ACTIVITIES OF CUSTOMERS FOR DECISION MAKING IN WEB SERVICES
      8. INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN NEW 6 Ps AND EXISTING 6 PS
      9. CASE BASED DECISION MAKING IN WEB SERVICES
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 11: The Metaphorical Foundation of Interoperability Artifacts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH DESIGN
      4. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
      5. FOUNDATIONS OF THE METAPHOR THEORY
      6. THE CASE OF PUBLIC SERVICE
      7. SUMMARY
    6. Chapter 12: Standards for Achieving Interoperability of eGovernment in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNICAL INTEROPERABILITY
      5. SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY
      6. SEMANTIC eGOVERNMENT
      7. ORGANIZATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY
      8. EXCURSION: A SYSTEMATIC OVERVIEW OF eGOVERNMENT INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORKS7
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  10. Section 3: Standards for Security and Trust in E-Business
    1. Chapter 13: Fundamental Building Blocks for Security Interoperability in e-Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SECURITY MECHANISMS FOR E-BUSINESS
      4. Access Control
      5. SECURITY STANDARDS FOR E-BUSINESS
      6. NEW APPROACHES TO END-TO-END SECURITY
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Automatic Transformation of Generic, Validated Business Process Security Models to WS-SecurityPolicy Descriptions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GENERIC SECURITY MODELING
      5. EXAMPLE SCENARIO
      6. VALIDATION OF SECURITY MODEL
      7. SECURITY TRANSFORMATION TASKS
      8. SECURITY MODEL ELEMENTS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Trust Management and User’s Trust Perception in e-Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRUST MANAGEMENT
      4. USER’S PERCEPTION OF TRUST
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Dealing with E-Business Data: Classification, Exchange, Harmonization
    1. Chapter 16: Privacy-Conscious Data Mashup
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DATA MASHUP REQUIREMENTS AND CHALLENGES
      4. 4. A DECLARATIVE APPROACH TO DATA MASHUPS
      5. 5. EVALUATION
      6. 6. RESEARCH DIRECTIONS FOR DATA MASHUP
      7. 7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: Co-ordination and Specialisation of Semantics in a B2B Relation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. B2B REFERENCE MODEL
      4. METADATA AND FILTERING
      5. PROPERTIES
      6. DEFINITIONS
      7. TYPES OF UTTERANCES
      8. STRUCTURE OF UTTERANCES
      9. IMPLEMENTATION
      10. DISCUSSION
    3. Chapter 18: An Examination of Standardized Product Identification and Business Benefit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STANDARDISATION ORGANISATIONS AND NUMBERING SYSTEMS
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW SYNOPSIS
      5. METHOD AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION AND IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 19: Towards Crowd-Driven Business Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CROWDSOURCING APPLICATIONS
      4. 3. CROWDSOURCING CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE LITERATURE
      5. 4. A FRAMEWORK FOR ENTERPRISE CROWDSOURCING
      6. 5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. 6. SUMMARY
    5. Chapter 20: Unified Data Model for Large-Scale Multi-Schema Integration (ULMI)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. ALIGNMENT OF INTERMEDIARY MAPPINGS TO THE UDM
      6. DERIVING A CDM
      7. IMPORTANT USE CASE OF CDM DERIVATION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 21: Flexible Classification Standards for Product Data Exchange
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS AND THEIR CAPABILITIES
      4. PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM THE SINGLE CATEGORIZATION HIERARCHY
      5. SUPPORTING DIFFERENT VIEWS ON A CLASSIFICATION
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: Business Process Modeling, Validation, and Monitoring
    1. Chapter 22: Semantic Monitoring of Service-Oriented Business Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
      4. SEMANTIC MONITORING AND ITS BENEFITS
      5. MONITORING ONTOLOGY AND SEMANTIC EVENTS
      6. EVENT DETECTION ALGEBRA
      7. SEMANTIC FILTERING
      8. EVENT DETECTION AND PROCESSING
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 23: Supporting Semantic Verification of Process Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. ONTOLOGY-DRIVEN APPROACH FOR SEMANTIC VERIFICATION
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. TOOL SUPPORT
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 24: Tool Based Integration of Requirements Modeling and Validation into Business Process Modeling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. RELATION OF PROCESS MODELS AND REQUIREMENTS
      5. 6 CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  13. Section 6: Research on Service Quality and Service-Oriented E-Business Architectures
    1. Chapter 25: Service Quality
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THREE STRAINS OF SERVICE QUALITY RESEARCH
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 26: An Event-Based Middleware for the Management of Choreographed Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
      4. MIDDLEWARE FOR WEB SERVICE CHOREOGRAPHY MEDIATION
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 27: Collaboration-Based Model-Driven Approach for Business Service Composition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATE OF THE ART
      4. BACKGROUND CONCEPTS
      5. COMPOSING BUSINESS SERVICES
      6. ORCHESTRATION MODELS
      7. COMPONENT COMPOSITION PATTERNS
      8. SYSTEM DESIGN
      9. IMPLEMENTATIONS
      10. CONCLUDING REMARKS
      11. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 28: Enterprise Service Bus for Building Integrated Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENTERPRISE APPLICATION INTEGRATION: FROM SOA TO ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS
      4. STATE OF THE ART ON ESB RESEARCH
      5. ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS FUNCTIONALITIES
      6. BUSINESS STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGIES INTEGRATED IN ESB
      7. THE ROLE OF ESB IN FUTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
      8. EVALUATING OPEN SOURCE ESB FOR BUILDING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
    5. Chapter 29: Measuring Quality of Electronic Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM DEFINITION AND OBJECTIVES
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  14. Section 7: Semantically-Enabled E-Business Architectures
    1. Chapter 30: Semantically Enriched e-Business Standards Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ONTOLOGY BASED STANDARDS
      5. ONTOSTAND
      6. APPLICATION OF ONTOSTAND: THE CASE OF EBBP
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 31: Semantic Alignment of E-Business Standards and Legacy Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ENGINEERING E-BUSINESS
      3. BACKGROUND: USING E-BUSINESS STANDARDS AND MODELS
      4. SEMANTIC MODEL ALIGNMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 32: Towards Supporting Interoperability in e-Invoicing Based on Semantic Web Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. Approach
      5. THE E-INVOICING NETWORKED ONTOLOGIES
      6. A REFERENCE IMPLEMENTATION: I2ONT
      7. EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  15. Section 8: Applications Fields and Experiences
    1. Chapter 33: An Ontological Business Process Modeling Approach for Public Administration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN ONTOLOGICAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROCESS MODELING FRAMEWORK
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 34: Towards a Healthcare Interoperability Framework Based on Medical Business Artifacts, Social Networks, and Communities of Healthcare Professionals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MEDICAL ARTIFACTS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS HAND-IN-HAND
      5. ILLUSTRATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 35: Emerging Standards and Protocols for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: APPROACHES TO GOVERNANCE, RISK, AND COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
      4. CAPTURING GRC DOMAIN MODELS AND BUSINESS RULES IN GRC-XML
      5. FORMAL RULE PROCESSING FOR GRC
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 36: Governmental Service Transformation through Cost Scenarios Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE eGOVSIM MODEL
      5. APPLICATION AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH ISSUES
    5. Chapter 37: SIGA3D
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SIGA3D OVERVIEW
      5. MODEL PROCESS FORMALIZATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 38: Challenges for Adoption of e-Procurement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT STATE OF THE ART WITHIN E-PROCUREMENT
      5. ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT FROM AN SME PERSPECTIVE
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors
  18. Index