FUSION Approach Overview

The FUSION solution will invoke the creation, administration and deployment of Web Services Instances of the pre-selected features of the enterprise applications and their semantic description (Semantic Profile)
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based on a business concept model – called FUSION ontology – that serves as a common reference allowing the semantic integration of the business applications. The deployed Web Services Instances will be published at a semantic-enriched UDDI service registry, while the created Semantic Profiles of Web Services Instances will be registered in the FUSION semantically-enriched registry, which is part of the FUSION Semantic Repository16, powering the system-integrated categorization and discovery services.

The way we envision business analysts to work with the FUSION solution is that they:

  • define the concepts that exist inside the business application (e.g. product, contact, order, etc) and use well-defined business ontologies / concept models that are independent from the technical architecture of the business application
  • associate the concepts and services with the business application repository / resources
  • create and administrate Web Services Instances, create semantic profiles of Web Services Instances and publish the profiles on the FUSION semantically-enriched registry, and
  • orchestrate aggregate compositions of semantic web services based on FUSION-enabled descriptions of various business applications
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As mentioned above, the FUSION solution may be applied on either Intra-Organizational Enterprise Application Integration or Inter-Organizational Enterprise Application Integration to support semantic workflows and added-value supply chains.



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