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  • Business Interoperability
  • Enterprise Modelling for Enterprise Interoperability
  • Ontology and Semantics for Enterprise Interoperability
  • Architectures and Frameworks for interoperability
  • Interoperability Application Scenarios
  • Education on Enterprise Interoperability
  • Standards for Interoperability
  • Future Internet and Data Space Architectures
  • Services for Enterprise Interoperability and Digital Twins
  • Privacy, Security and blockchain in Enterprise Interoperability
  • Platforms and infrastructures for Enterprise Interoperability
  • Interoperability in Industry 4.0
  • Interoperability in Industrial Automation


Business Interoperability

  • Business interoperability requirements
  • Business Process interoperability
  • Knowledge management in networked enterprises
  • The human factor in interoperability
  • Decision and co-evolution strategies for dynamic enterprise Networks

Responsible Person:

Klaus Dieter Thoben

Yves Ducq

Enterprise Modeling for Enterprise Interoperability

  • Distributed Modeling for interoperability
  • Meta-Modelling for interoperability
  • Methods and Tools for interoperability
  • Requirements engineering for interoperable enterprises
  • Service Modeling for Business
  • Synchronization of models

Responsible Person:

Frank-Walter Jäkel

Carlos Agostinho

Ontology and Semantics for Enterprise Interoperability

  • Enterprise applications analysis and semantic elicitation
  • Reasoning methods and tools for model transformation and data reconciliation
  • Semantic mediation and enrichment of enterprise models
  • Semantic Web based approaches
  • Dynamic and incrementable model management - mappings and transformations

Responsible Person:

Hervé Panetto

Architectures and Frameworks for interoperability

  • Agent based approaches to interoperability
  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Model Driven Architectures
  • Service Oriented (Enterprise) Architectures
  • Ubiquity, mobility, open architectures and large scale interoperability

Responsible Person:

Martin Wollschlaeger

Sergio Gusmeroli

Interoperability Application Scenarios

  • Industrial Cases and Business Impact
  • Implementation Methodologies
  • Sustainability of Interoperability Approaches and Solutions
  • Success Stories and Lessons Learned
  • Business Models for Interoperability

Responsible Person:

Thomas Knothe

Di Zhu

Education on Enterprise Interoperability

  • Foundation of basic knowledge needs about Education on Enterprise Interoperability
  • Curricula on Enterprise Interoperability
  • Educational Methods on Enterprise Interoperability
  • Vocational Training on Enterprise Interoperability

Responsible Person:

Guy Doumeingts

Néjib Moalla

Standards for Interoperability

  • Bridging the gap between research and standardisation
  • Open EI standards, open source and open innovation
  • Standardisation management and strategies
  • Development, implementation and diffusion of standards in industry

Responsible Person:

Martin Zelm

David Chen

Future Internet and Data Space Architectures

  • Cloud platforms for the Internet of Things
  • Interoperability in data lake architectures
  • Industrial data platforms and data space architectures
  • Linked data for enterprise interoperability
  • Semantic interoperability in business and industrial ecosystems
  • Data value chain design and data governance
  • Master data management and data quality for the future Internet
  • Data governance in industrial ecosystems
  • Next generation and vision for future internet enterprise systems

Responsible Person:

Boris Otto

Services for Enterprise Interoperability and Digital Twins

  • Utility and value added services for enterprise interoperability
  • Micro-services, negotiation and federated interoperability
  • Service-oriented integrated development environment (IDE) for enterprise interoperability
  • Service science management and engineering
  • Cloud computing, everything as a service (XaaS)
  • Services for sustainability in enterprise interoperability

Responsible Person:

Keith Popplewell

Ricardo Gonçalves

Privacy, Security and blockchain in Enterprise Interoperability

  • Ontology of Blockchain Technologies
  • Security issues in interoperability
  • Legal issues for interoperability
  • Trust, distribution and security in Enterprise Interoperability
  • Blockchain for IT Interoperability in Healthcare
  • Blockchain-based architectures for IoT
  • Privacy, Security and blockchainin for databases interoperability
  • Blockchain in the context of decentralization and privacy

Responsible Person:

Gash Bhullar

Néjib Moalla

Platforms and infrastructures for Enterprise Interoperability

  • Open platforms supporting collaborative businesses
  • Simulation for enterprise interoperability analysis
  • Monitoring enterprise interoperability
  • Solutions for interoperability in complex adaptive Systems

Responsible Person:

Bob Young

Raul Poler

Interoperability in Industry 4.0

  • Robust and flexible approaches to Industry 4.0 interoperability
  • Industrial ontologies for interoperability in Industry 4.0
  • Semantic technologies and middleware for interoperability in Industry 4.0
  • Interoperability of Cyber-Physical Systems and Product Embedded Information Devices (PEID) in Industry 4.0
  • Interoperability of Industry 4.0 applications with unstructured data sources (e.g. Social Media; Help Desks, Customer Forums, etc.)

Responsible Person:

Karl Hribernik

Wernher Behrendt 

Interoperability in Industrial Automation

  • Interface specifications for industrial automation
  • Control systems interoperability
  • Solutions for interoperability in low-cost sectors
  • Functional safety of interoperable production systems
  • Real-time data exchange in industrial automation based on interoperable entities
  • Future demands for technical entities in cyber-physical systems

Responsible Person:

Jörg Reiff-Stephan