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An Interface Pattern Model for Supporting Design of Natively Interoperable Systems

Abstract : This article focuses on the interoperability feature seen as a specific requirement. Indeed, any complex system (e.g. a train, an organisation or an IT system) need to interact with other systems, thereby forming a heterogeneous environment. All these systems are not necessarily designed to function properly and efficiently with one another, whether from a conceptual, technical, behavioural or organizational standpoint. This paper highlights what seems to be relevant in terms of conceptual definitions and modelling framework whenever a (group) of engineer(s) intends to design what we call here a “natively interoperable system” or, at least, a system maximizing its interoperability capabilities. To proceed, as a first prerequisite, a definition of the concept of interoperability is here proposed for complex system engineering. The second prerequisite consists of establishing the needs of a design team assigned to design such “natively interoperable system”. An interface pattern model with sufficient generic, formal and pragmatic qualities is then proposed and illustrated briefly.
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Vincent Chapurlat, Nicolas Daclin, Stéphane Billaud. An Interface Pattern Model for Supporting Design of Natively Interoperable Systems. 6th International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability (IWEI), May 2015, Nîmes, France. pp.171-185, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-47157-9_15⟩. ⟨hal-01438400⟩

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