Towards Interoperability of Enterprise Heterogeneous Enterprise Networks and their Applicatons : from Industries needs to ATHENA requirements

Workshop Chair: Man-Sze Li -

IC Focus Limited
42 Clifton Road
London N8 8JA
United Kingdom

AIDIMAC/Benjamin Franklin, 13

Parque Tecnologico. Paterna. Valencia. Spain


Markopoulo Ave.,

 19002 Peania Attika Greece

coChairs: Maria Anastasiou - Ruben Garcia
Main Topic: Industry requirements for interoperability of enterprise applications and Software
Goal: Share with the audience current results and discuss with them needs and requirements for interoperability

WS committee

·        Nicolas Figay (EADS CCR, France)

·        Massimo Ippolito (CR-FIAT, Italy)

·        Maria Jose Nunez (AIDIMA, Spain)

·        Rainer Ruggaber (SAP , Germany)

·        Ricardo Goncalves (UNINOVA, Portugal)

·        Frank Lillehagen (COMPUTAS, Norway)


The workshop is open to any IT related enterprise. The topics to be address are related to interoperability problems focused in some sectors as automotive, aeronautics, telecommunications and furniture. The Program Committee will revise all contributions and will select the best ones.

The workshop aims to present and discuss with the audience the current results of ATHENA programme related to industry short and long term needs and requirements regarding interoperability of enterprise software and applications. In particular, the way industrial interoperability requirements are handled within the programme will be presented and specific examples of industry scenarios indicating interoperability needs and solutions will be provided. Nevertheless, the industry scenarios will be used also for testing the solutions provided by the R&D technology providers and for the development of the future scenarios with the needs of the industry in terms of interoperability. Also, under the ATHENA programme, a general model for determining the impact of interoperability on business will be provided by stating the strategic business challenges relating to interoperability.
Organizer Presentation:

INTRACOM was established in 1977 and nowadays constitutes the largest Greek new technologies company with domestic and international activity. INTRACOM engineers advanced innovative products, provides expert professional services and undertakes complex and large-scale integrated technology projects across the four basic economy sectors of: 1) Telecommunications 2) e-Government and Public administration 3) Banking and finance 4) Defence.


AIDIMA, the technological institute for the wood and furniture industry, is a non-profit scientific and educational organisation which is active throughout Europe and particularly in Spain. The main aim of AIDIMA is the transfer of RTD and technological innovation to the Spanish wood and furniture sector to enhance competitiveness in the global market. AIDIMA was created due to an initiative of the private companies in the wood and furniture sector and established in 1984 with the initial support of the Valencian Government, the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the European Union. Today, AIDIMA is the scientific umbrella organisation for almost 650 associated companies throughout Spain. Areas of Expertise: 1)Wood Technology, Wood-Based Composites, Components and other Raw Materials, 2) Furniture and Joinery, 3) Packaging & Transport, 4) Information Technologies, 5) Sectorial Information & Market Analysis 6) Education & Training



·        ATHENA IP Presentation

·        Interoperability Requirements Handling and Specific Scenarios (short term view on interoperability requirements) - Validation and Evaluation

·        Long term interoperability requirements


duration: 3 hours