Jusletter IT

A Modular Reference Architecture Framework for Seamless Cross-Organizational Interoperation

  • Autor/Autorin: Christoph Schroth
  • Kategorie: Beiträge
  • Region: Schweiz
  • Rechtsgebiete: Wissensbasiertes Prozessmanagement in Verwaltungsnetzwerken
  • Zitiervorschlag: Christoph Schroth, A Modular Reference Architecture Framework for Seamless Cross-Organizational Interoperation, in: Jusletter IT 21. Februar 2008
The relentless march of improvements in the cost-performance ratio of information and communication technologies facilitates the emergence of an «Internet of Services» which allows for the easy provision and consumption of electronic services on a global scale. However,
existing approaches for the realization of electronic interaction between organizations still exhibit significant weaknesses from both a managerial and a technological perspective. In this work, we propose a novel reference architecture framework for electronic business media which builds on the design principle of modularity. The framework aims to increase efficiency, flexibility, to reduce design and management complexity, to account for uncertainty and finally to enable a decentral evolution of business media for electronic, crossorganizational collaboration.