Activities and Task Forces


In addition to the Activities proposed by the W.G. 5.8, there is another possibility for the 5.8 members to participate and contribute to the activities of INTEROP-VLab Task Forces. There is an agreement between the Board of I-VLab and the Board of WG 5.8.

So those who are interested, write to the coordinator of the Task Force (TF) and to the management of INTEROP-Vlab in order to have access to the workspace of the TF

Additoinally, INTEROP-VLab has organised several Thematic Groups. WG5.8 members can join these. A list of these groups can be found below.




Activity 1

to define and characterize "enterprise interoperability"

1.1 describe / define enterprise interoperability

1.2 define glossary of terms used in enterprise interoperability

1.3 Review periodically

Activity Coordinator:

David Chen


Activity 2

to identify and characterize key interoperability problems and research issues, deriving them from case studies and practical solution tools and architectures

2.1 to analyse existing project results to identify key interoperability problems, Kai Mertins

2.2 to collect industrial experience scenarios (use cases) using the defined template

2.3 to collect and classify practical tools, methods, architectures and solutions to be used in the framework

Activity Coordinator:

Stephan Kassel


Activity 3

to contribute to the scientific foundation of Enterprise Interoperability

3.1 to create and maintain a conceptual structure of EI issues

3.2 to use the conceptual structure for classification of previous and future research results and key EI problems

3.3 to identify research disciplines that can contribute to EI

3.4 to develop metrics and maturity model for EI

Activity Coordinator: Sven-Volker Rehm, sven-volker.rehm/at\


Activity 4

Provide a roadmap for Enterprise Interoperability

4.1 to identify and analyse the existing roadmaps and other strategic programs on the field of enterprise interoperability,

4.2 to provide recommendations on the definition of a new roadmap based on the results of the analysis and the outcome of activities related to goal 1. The roadmap should identify barriers, opportunities and challenges related to the field of enterprise interoperability and a time plan to address topics related to these challenges,

4.3 to facilitate the creation of research projects,

Activity Cooordinator:

Xu Xiaofei


Activity 5

to identify subjects for standardization and the standardization bodies that (could) cover these subjects

5.1 to propose certain subjects for the standardization to standardization bodies and offer support,

Activity Coordinator:

Kurt Kosanke


Activity 6


6.1 to identify and collect existing courses at Bachelor and Master level, Academic and professional,

6.2 to define reference curricula for enterprise interoperability education

6.3 organize and sponsor summer schools for master and doctoral students and for professionals,

Activity Coordinator:

Raul Poler


Activity 7

Dissemination of the results of the WG

7.1 to publish and disseminate all the results of the our activities in order to promote the work performed,

7.2 to organize and sponsor conferences, workshops and seminars in the field of enterprise interoperability,

7.3 Dissemination of definition and terms

Activity Coordinator:

Kai Mertins


Task Forces

TF 1 "Scientific Framework", coordinator David Chen (University of Bordeaux_F) david.chen /at\

TF 2 "MDI/SOA", coordinator Ricardo Goncalves (UNINOVA_P) rg /at\

TF 3 "EI Practice and Reference Applications", coordinator Roland Jochem (University of Kassel_G)rjochem /at\

TF 4 "Roadmap for Enterprise Interoperability", coordinator Xu Xiaofei (Harbin Institute of Technology_Cn) xiaofei /at\

TF 5 "Science Base definition", coordinator Keith Popplewell (University of Coventry_UK) cex393 /at\

TF 6 "Ontology": coordinator Michele Missikoff and Antonio de Nicolla (CNR, Roma_I) antonio.denicola /at\



Thematic Group of INTEROP-VLab

TG1 e-Health

TG2 Crisis management

TG3 Transport / logistics

TG4 Energy/ resources for sustainability

TG5 Internet of Things for resource/energy monitoring

TG6 e-Government

TG7 Innovation support for Networked SMEs

TG8 Social Networks

TG9 EI Management

TG 10 Interoperability in Aerospace Industry

TG 11 Manufacturing Enterprise Interoperability