It involves much more than a secured data transfer as uniform protocols. It is important to discuss the business understanding (business interoperability): objectives and structures of our company match? We trust us? Furthermore, an understanding of the interaction of business processes (process interoperability) is to produce. What information of my company are used by which departments and applications of the cooperating company and how processed? Implications on product innovations, production capacities or costs have my activities and information of the partner company? Then it is worth, to think about physical and software interfaces.” Focus of the Economic Forum E-manufacturing & supply”is therefore Subject of interoperability and standardization”. For the Forum, renowned speakers and moderators could be won from research and science. The keynote address on the subject of interoperability as innovation driver”is Prof.
Dr.-ing. Kai Mertins of the Fraunhofer Institute for production systems and design technology in Berlin. In addition, innovative solutions for Internet-based networking, service-oriented architectures, standard interfaces, and semantic technologies will be presented in the event. The German forum for interoperability (DFI e.V.), which is incorporated as a co-organizer is professionally responsible for the Forum. As an open offer for the visitors of the Xinnovations 2009, the new Economic Forum offers a workshop on the theme “Dynamic solutions for decision making” this year.
Together, it will be discussed how good decisions can be made in the complex and dynamic world. Including Kai Neumann, consultant and co-developer of CONSIDEO MODELER about new possibilities is to support refer to in the decision-making process. In addition to the presence event on September 14, 2009 the Forum consists of a permanent and growing Internet presence can be constantly adjusted information on interoperability solutions of the members (users, solution providers, scientists) and discussed current issues in forums. Continue annual meetings and conferences of the Forum in Berlin are planned, where specific topics are treated.