Title: A hybrid framework for automated and adaptive e-business platforms
Authors : Christ, Oliver
Schroth, Christop
Janner, Till
Proceedings: ECIS 2007 Proceedings
Pages : 185
Conference details: ECIS 2007, 15th European Conference on Information Systems, St.Gallen, 7-9 June 2007
Issue Date: 2007
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : CCTS; Semantic interoperability; Enterprise application interoperability; E-business platform; Seamless cross-organizational interoperability; UN/CEFACT; E-business; Core component technical specification; ebXML; Web service; Service-oriented architecture; SOA
Subject (DDC) : 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: The automation of business transactions between corporations has been dominated by proprietary and inflexible EDI solutions for a long time. During the last years, novel XML-based standards emerged which have a wider scope than EDI but strongly differ with regard to granularity and industry-focus. Due to the abundance of many complex standards with limited diffusion among users and industries, especially small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have not yet managed to automate the execution of business transactions and to seamlessly interconnect their respective IT applications. In this work, we propose a novel approach which builds on a composite of existing standards and combines them towards a hybrid architecture facilitating electronic business transactions. The Web Service stack represents the technical foundation of this approach, while parts of the ebXML standard are leveraged to ensure a common understanding of business information and processes between trading partners. A central server acts as repository of formal agreements, common data and process modeling artifacts and allows for intermittent connectivity of the users. Decentral adapter components enable connecting heterogeneous legacy applications of the users to the central server. The resulting approach can thus be considered as hybrid regarding the degree of centralism involved and with respect to the combination of the Web services stack and the ebXML standard as an infrastructural foundation.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
Publication type: Conference Paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13679
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