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Diomidis Spinellis Publications

 

Application Interconnection and Execution of Business to Business Transactions over the Internet

 

Dr. Yannis Charalabidis

Deputy General Manager,

Singular Software SA

yannisx@singular.gr

Dr. Diomidis Spinellis

Assistant Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

dds@aueb.gr

 

Abstract

The paper presents an approach towards executing transactions between enterprises, governmental bodies and banking institutions, based on ERP applications connected over the Internet. Our work builds on a review of current and evolving XML standards for representing business processes and data (e.g. ebXML, UN/EDIFACT, RosettaNet) as well as standards for the technological deployment of such solutions (CORBA, .net, J2EE). Next, using proven enterprise modeling methodologies, we specify and formally describe key inter-enterprise transactional processes. In addition, we define application-neutral protocols, electronic data formats, and messages for interoperating applications. Finally, we develop a server-based system for managing electronic transactions, such as e-invoicing, e-VAT, and e-payment.