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An Athena Validation Pilot Showcase for Automotive Industry



Nenad Ivezic, Pat Snack


The Automotive Industry Action Group- (AIAG) led consortium, formed to execute an ATHENA project validation pilot, demonstrated initial results at the AIAG Enterprise Interoperability Showcase on November 15 in Detroit, Michigan. As the basis of the ATHENA Validation Pilot Sub-project B5.10: Inventory Visibility and Interoperability (IV&I), the AIAG-led consortium proposed Model-Based Standards for Interoperable Applications to specify and implement interoperable electronic Kanban (eKanban) business processes. This demonstration showed that the ATHENA research results support well such a model-based interoperability approach for a real automotive eKanban inventory visibility scenario. The demonstration participants included Ford; GM; the Korean Business-To-Business Interoperability Testbed (KorBIT); the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and the University of Belgrade ? Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FOS), Serbia. From the ATHENA research side, the demo was enabled by the Semantic Mediation (A3) and Web Services Execution (A5) area participants: The National Research Council (CNR); SAP; and TXT e-solutions.
AIAG ATHENA Project Newsletter


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Ivezic, N. and Snack, P. (2007), An Athena Validation Pilot Showcase for Automotive Industry, AIAG ATHENA Project Newsletter, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created March 11, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021