Towards Secured and Interoperable Business Services

A. Esper, L. Sliman, Y. Badr, F. Biennier

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Due to structural changes in the market, from mass customisation to increased interest in product-services management, an exponential growth of a service ecosystem will emerge in the coming years. This shift in the economy creates a need for instant and on-demand collaborative organisations which involve radical changes in the organizational structure of enterprises, increasing the need for business interoperability. Unfortunately, existing enterprise engineering approaches and information systems technologies lack the intrinsic agility and adaptability features required by these service-based collaborative organisations. To overcome these limits, we introduce a new approach called the Enterprise Urbanism Concept to reorganize enterprises into sets of interoperable industrial services. This new approach relies on the extension of the concept of information system urbanism in order to take into account industrial constraints while reorganising service business units. Nevertheless, despite this intrinsic partner reorganisation, instant and on-demand collaborative organisations can be limited due to a lack of trust between partners. To overcome these limits, we reinforce our approach by clearly assessing contextual security policies based on the patrimony of a company and technological security components. These components can be dynamically added in respect to the collaboration context when organising a consistent chain of industrial services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnterprise Interoperability III - New Challenges and Industrial Approaches
EditorsKai Mertins, Keith Popplewell, Rainer Ruggaber, Xiaofei Xu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781848002203
StatePublished - 2008
Event4th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA 2008 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Mar 26 2008Mar 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the I-ESA Conferences
ISSN (Print)2199-2533
ISSN (Electronic)2199-2541


Conference4th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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