Putting Interoperability on the map: Towards a framework of interoperability approaches and tools
Category : Paper Series EN
Issue No. 59 (December 2009 – January 2010)
Stelios Eliakis, Eleni Zampou and Katerina Pramatari
Information sharing and interoperability is a key ingredient for any system that participates in Service oriented architectures (SOA) and wants to communicate and exchange information with other partners. Although, there are many technologies that support interoperability, there is no research which extracts and aggregates the requirements of a system, the necessary architecture entities and tools. In this chapter we review the constraints and the principles that affect architecture design and the research efforts about interoperability infrastructures. Finally, we propose a set of architecture entities and tools that can enable, support and maintain interoperability in heterogonous, dynamic and constantly changing environments.