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|Author(s):||Marko Vujasinovic; Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr.; Nenad Ivezic; Zoran Marjanovic;|
|Title:||Interoperable Supply-Chain Applications: Message Metamodel-based Semantic Reconciliation of B2B Messages|
|Published:||May 13, 2009|
|Abstract:||Supply-chain applications exchange numerous electronic business-to-business (B2B) messages of varied types. Often, the supply-chain applications need to interact even though the applications use different message specifications and different message-representation standards. The paper discusses an approach to achieve such interactions by using the Message Metamodel-based semantic reconciliation of messages conformant to different message specifications, yet supporting the same B2B scenario. The Message Metamodel is a novel, neutral form for representing B2B messages and their specifications that may be based on different message-representation standards (such as EDI, XML, or ASN.1). Experimental investigation showed that a semantic reconciliation architecture, discussed in this paper, if enhanced with the Message Metamodel, enables seamless interoperable message exchange in heterogeneous supply-chain environments. The Message Metamodel-enhanced semantic reconciliation architecture supports the reconciliation of B2B messages irrespective of the message exchange standard used and insulates reconciliation activities from the specific physical message-representation syntaxes.|
|Citation:||International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems|
|Keywords:||semantic reconciliation, business-to-business interoperability, message model, supply-chain integration|
|Research Areas:||Supply Chain, Manufacturing|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (2MB)|