Abstract—Recent years, the companies need to work together
to face the challenges. The international economic crisis and the
opening of borders between countries require the creation of
business groups in order to achieve a common goals: Increased
coverage, increased performance, optimization and security,
bargaining power,…etc. So, these systems need to communicate,
collaborate and share content between them. Several domains
know this revolution, among these learning. In our article, we
will recall a set of concepts used since collaboration to
interoperability. We will also analyze the different existing
approaches in the literature as well as patterns of integration.
Then we will make connections between the approaches and
methods according to the use cases. Finally we will choose the
appropriate approach for our context.
Index Terms—Alignment, federated approach, mapping, merging, unified approach, semantic interoperability.
Moulay Brahim Faqihi is with the University Mohammed V, Morocco (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: B. Faqihi, N. Daoudi, and R. Ajhoun, "From the Collaboration of Companies to the Interoperability of Information Systems (Concepts and Perspectives)," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 208-214, 2015.