Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies (2 Volumes)

Ejub Kajan (State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia), Frank-Dieter Dorloff (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Ivan Bedini (Alcatel Lucent, Bell Labs, Ireland)
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Release Date: February, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 855
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0146-8
ISBN13: 9781466601468|ISBN10: 1466601469|EISBN13: 9781466601475
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Description & Coverage

Electronic business is a major force shaping the digital world. Yet, despite of years of research and standardization efforts, many problems persist that prevent e-business from achieving its full potential. Problems arise from different data vocabularies, classification schemas, document names, structures, exchange formats and their varying roles in business processes. Non-standardized business terminology, lack of common acceptable and understandable processes (grammar), and lack of common dialog rules (protocols) create barriers to improving electronic business processes.

Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies contains an overview of new achievements in the field of e-business standards and protocols, offers in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends. This book unites new research that promotes harmony and agreement in business processes and attempts to choreograph business protocols and orchestrate semantic alignment between their vocabularies and grammar. Additionally, this Handbook of Research discusses new approaches to improving standards and protocols, which include the use of intelligent agents and Semantic Web technology.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive Advantage
  • Data Mashups
  • Enterprise interoperability
  • Integrated Enterprises
  • Interoperability of E-Business Documents
  • Quality of Electronic Services
  • Semantic Alignment of E-Business Standards
  • Semantic Graphs
  • Semantic Verification of Process Models
  • Semantic Web Technologies
Reviews and Testimonials

This is a handbook, a unique collection of practical experiences, expert opinion, and future visions of what has become known as e-Business. In it, one will find timely, challenging, and often conflicting views with as a common thread, the passion and expertise of the authors in what is a critically important subject. E-Business covers the exchange of data for the purpose of conducting business. This includes the collection, storage, and exchange of data for essentially all economic activity. It includes research and discovery as well as documenting the actual exchange of goods or services through to the development of the models that predict business trends. It is a vast subject that is undergoing rapid change. This handbook is designed to serve as a guide to ongoing research and to provide a reference to support researchers' work.

– Peter R. BensonFounder and Executive DirectorElectronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA)Project leader for ISO 22745 (open technical dictionaries) and ISO 8000 (data quality)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Ejub Kajan teaches at the State University of Novi Pazar and at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, Serbia. He holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from University of Niš, Serbia, and diploma degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Split, Croatia. His current research focuses on e-commerce in general, e-commerce architectures, semantic interoperability, computer networks, and open systems. He has authored over seventy papers, four research books, three chapters in edited books, and four textbooks. He has published in various outlets, including CACM, JGITM, IGI Global books, ACM SIGEcom Exchanges, International Review on Computers and Software, Automatika, etc. He is a Senior Member of the ACM, and a member of IEEE, IADIS, and ISOC. Dr. Kajan is involved in a series of international conferences as a program committee member including, but not limited to prestigious DEXA, WSKS, and IADIS conferences. He also serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) and Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organization (JIITO). In the past, he worked as a software engineer and general manager in the computer industry.
Frank-Dieter Dorloff studied Electronics and Industrial Engineering, and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He had professorships in fields like “Production and Accounting,” “Production and Logistics” and actually teaches in the field of “Purchasing, Logistics and Information Management” and manages the Master course “Public Transport Management” (PTM). His mostly interdisciplinary aligned research focuses on concepts, methods, and solutions to enhance interoperability in general and in e-business. He was and is engaged in different European CEN workshops dealing with e-business standards and interoperability problems in Europe, especially in developing and harmonizing standards in e-government and e-purchasing. He and his team developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer research organization IAO and the “Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics” (AMMPLA/BME), the widely used German business standards “BMEcat” and “openTRANS,” as well as the ontology based “Amt@Direkt” solution, the predecessor of the knowledge network within the German public call center network 115. Prof. Dorloff is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of eCl@ss, member of the board of the Institute for Computer Science and Business-Information Systems at the University Duisburg-Essen, and member of the reviewer board of IBIS, International Journal of Interoperability in Business Information Systems. Current research and consulting interests include more general interoperability concepts, harmonizing existing and upcoming e-business standards, as well as closing the gap between theory and practice in the field of interoperability in e-business. He is Managing Director of the IMIOS GmbH, which supports researchers and companies in solving interoperability problems.
Ivan Bedini is a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs Research in Ireland. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Versailles. Before Bell Labs he has been Research Engineer at Orange Labs in France, where he has held various research, standardization, and technical project management roles. Since 2000 he has contributed to several projects related to Workflow and BPM (Business Process Management) as developer, consultant, and technical project manager. In 2004 he specialized in e-business and became member of the UN/CEFACT Information Content Management Group and member of OASIS an ebXML Registry/Repository Committee, where he contributed to the development of the ebXML RegistryRepository standard specification. His current interests focus on knowledge engineering, information extraction, semantic technologies, e-business, and has actively contributed in research and innovation projects related to semantic data representation and applications.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Sven Abels, Ascora GMBH, Germany
  • Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece
  • Flavio Bonfatti, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Ruth Breu, Insbruck University, Austria
  • Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Thomas DeVogele, Université François Rabelais de Tours, France
  • Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau, China
  • Wout Hofman, TNO, The Netherlands
  • Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Veit Jahns, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Marc Wilhelm Küster, University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany
  • Luigi Lancieri, University of Lille, France
  • In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA
  • Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Quinghua Lu, UNSW and NICTA, Australia
  • Paul Oude Luttighuis, Novey, The Netherlands
  • Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
  • M. Maria Martinez Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Carl Mattocks, CheckMe and OASIS, USA
  • Robert Meersmann, Vrije University Brussels, Belgium
  • Jan Mendling, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Inty Saez Mosquera, Central University “Marta Abreu” De las Villas, Cuba
  • Benjamin Nguyen, University of Versailles, France
  • Alexander Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Sebastien Picant, University of Caen, France
  • Peter Reusch, University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund, Germany
  • Chantal Reynaud, Paris XI University and INRIA, France
  • Florian Rozenberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Apitep Saekow, Stamford International University, Thailand
  • Eva Söderström, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Yazhe Tang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Vladimir Tošic, NICTA, Australia
  • Marco Zapletal, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Stephan Zelewski, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany