Improving collaboration between large and small enterprises using networked services

Wolfgang Gräther, Sabel Matranga, Vincenzo Savarino, Karol Furdik, Martin Tomášek

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Abstract

Collaboration between large and small & medium-sized enterprises is still not adequately supported by current groupware solutions. In this paper, we present a novel approach that addresses the challenges of inter-enterprise collaboration. Key elements of our approach are: interoperability to legacy applications to retain current working styles, basic services for sharing and management of shared collaboration spaces, use of email for collaboration especially on the SME’s side, information extraction to enable semantic search in inter-enterprise collaborations and automatic tagging of documents, and integration of business process models. We evaluated the approach on three application cases in the workplace: new product development, software development supply chain, and supply chain collaboration between SMEs and LEs. Our results suggest that the implemented services are beneficial in typical cooperation situations between enterprises.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages201-208
Number of pages8
Volume463
ISBN (Print)9783319241401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2015 - Albi, France
Duration: Oct 5 2015Oct 7 2015

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume463
ISSN (Print)18684238

Other

Other16th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2015
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityAlbi
Period10/5/1510/7/15

Keywords

  • Groupware
  • Interoperability
  • Lightweight semantics
  • Virtual enterprise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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