Languages for Electronic Business Communication: State of the Art

Hasselbring, Wilhelm and Weigand, Hans (2001) Languages for Electronic Business Communication: State of the Art Industrial Management and Data Systems, 101 (5). pp. 217-227.


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Electronic commerce (ecommerce) is the new buzzword for doing business on the Internet. A main problem for business-to - business e-commerce lies in the need for the information systems of the involved organization s to exchange meaningful information. For letting the information systems of business partners accomplish electronic business communication , semantic interoperabilit y is necessary to ensure that exchange of information makes sense ± that the provider and receiver of information have a common understanding of the ``meaning’’ of the requested services and data. Traditional EDI is not sufficient to solve electronic business communication problems in an open and dynamic environment. Summarizes the development from traditional EDI towards new advanced electronic business communication approaches offering agent-based e-commerce marketplaces in which the meaning of business messages is managed by means of shared repositorie s for formally specifying the semantics of business messages. Within this framework, XML is the practical foundation for structuring the information to be interchanged.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Communications, Electronic commerce, Electronic data interchange
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Software Engineering
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2012 06:06
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 22:40

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