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First ANNOUNCEMENT: ICEIMT’02 - IEMC’02
International Conference on Enterprise Integration Modelling Technology will be held at the University of Valencia, Spain on April 24-26, 2002 .
The third ICEIMT conference, held at 5 year intervals will be held as part of the Enterprise inter- and intra-organisation organisation integration – international consensus (EI3-IC) initiative and will also cover the themes of the international enterprise modelling conference (IEMC). The conference is aimed at building international consensus and increasing public awareness about drivers, barriers and enablers to inter- and intra-organisational integration (e.g. Virtual Enterprises); including recognition of competitive benefits, and organisation and infrastructure implications on cross-organisational co-operations.
The conference will be preceded by several workshops addressing issues in areas such as methods for intra- and inter-organisational integration including knowledge capturing, sharing and management, integration metrics, infrastructures (including tools) to support intra- and inter-organisational integration, common terminology, definition and graphical representation of modelling languages to enable descriptions of intra- and inter-organisational operations, R&D and industrial applications in e-business.
ISO TC 184/SC5/WG4 meeting held Tokyo, Japan, 2001-05-07/09 and ISO TC 184/SC5/WG1 meeting held in Beijing, China, 2001-05-14/17 on both see http://forums.nema.org:8080/~iso_tc184_sc5.
MOSIM'01 Troyes/France, 2001-04-25/27 The Third Francophone Conference on Modelisation and Simulation (MOSIM'01) - Conception, Analyse et Gestion des Systèmes Industriels - was attended by 300 participants, with 90 % from academia.
The conference covered the topics of concepts of integrated industrial systems, ERP, piloting, flexible enterprises, methodologies, objects and multi agents for modelling, simulation and decision support. One focus was on mathematical methods for generic problem solving, meta heuristics, and genetic algorithms. New applications were reported in the areas of traffic and safety.
The future of enterprise modelling was addressed by Francois Vernadat in a key note on 'UEML - Unified Enterprise Modelling Language' pointing out the needs for language integration and proposed concepts and constructs for UEML. Another key note by Jerry Banks on the future of simulation, predicted new trends and areas of growth through less complex tools, integration of simulation software and data exchange and component based simulation - issues that apply also to enterprise modelling. Proceedings are published by SCS European Publishing House, ISBN 1-56555-212-1.
COVE Project : COVE (sponsored by IFIP TC5) aims to assess current research results and prac-tices in virtual enterprises (VE) and electronic business, leading to the design of common refer-ence models. The ”COVE News” supports the dissemination and discussion of ideas in the framework of COVE objectives. It presents short documents, including those on "novel ideas" or other VE related work results. Sub-group meetings will be held at different international conferences (see below) with PRO-VE’02 planned to be the main event for the COVE project. See http://www.uninova.pt/~cove/.
BPMI: The Business Process Management Initiative is an independent organisation devoted to the development of open specifications for the man-agement of e-Business processes that span multiple applications, corporate departments, and business partners. BPMI complements initiatives such as J2EE and SOAP that enable the convergence of legacy infrastructures toward process-oriented enterprise computing and initiatives such as ebXML, RosettaNet, BizTalk, WSDL, UDDI, tpaML, and E-Speak. BPMI.org defines open specifications such as the Business Process Modelling Language (BPML) and the Business Process Query Language (BPQL) enabling the standards-based management of e-Business processes. See http://www.bpmi.org
XProASS , a dynamic Web Portal solution provides a three tier architecture for front and back office applications in both e-business and e-government environments. It consists of a set of modules supporting creation and use of Web Portal solutions including the integration of existing systems. The product has been developed by Knowing GmbH, and is marketed by econity GmbH, both located in Ulm, Germany. See http://www.knowing.de/ or contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
New sections directly accessible from the front page have been installed on the CIMOSA Web site. Also, new inputs on publications and projects involving COA members have been added to this knowledge base.
The CIMOSA Association (COA) is a non-profit organisation involved in promotion of Enterprise Engineering and Integration based on CIMOSA and its active support in national, European and international standardisation. COA members are industrial and research organisations.