Title: Enterprise interactions: conceptualisation, ontology, and standard architectures and services

Authors: Youcef Baghdadi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 36, PC 123, Al-Khod, Oman

Abstract: Enterprise interactions involve different types of autonomous, heterogeneous, and loosely coupled actors, which requires integration architectures that enable flexibility and agility. This paper proposes a framework to conceptualise the enterprise interactions, geared toward a lightweight ontology. This ontology is meant to understand the semantics of the different types of enterprise interactions, in order to rationally decide the required standard architectures and services that facilitate the integration with the current (or to develop) technologies such as extended social websites, Internet of Things (IoT), web services and micro-services-based service oriented architecture (SOA), and cloud computing.

Keywords: enterprise interactions; conceptualisation; lightweight ontology; enterprise integration; standard architectures and services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSS.2018.091841

International Journal of Services and Standards, 2018 Vol.12 No.2, pp.104 - 125

Received: 28 Sep 2017
Accepted: 05 Jan 2018

Published online: 18 May 2018 *

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