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Assessing pragmatic interoperability of information systems from a semiotic perspective

Liu, S., Li, V. ORCID: and Liu, K. (2014) Assessing pragmatic interoperability of information systems from a semiotic perspective. In: 15th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, 23 - 25 May 2014, Shanghai, China, pp. 32-41.

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Most of studies on interoperability of systems integration focus on technical and semantic levels, but hardly extend investigations on pragmatic level. Our past work has addressed pragmatic interoperability, which is concerned with the relationship between signs and the potential behaviour and intention of responsible agents. We also define the pragmatic interoperability as a level concerning with the aggregation and optimisation of various business processes for achieving intended purposes of different information systems. This paper, as the extension of our previous research, is to propose an assessment method for measuring pragmatic interoperability of information systems. We firstly propose interoperability analysis framework, which is based on the concept of semiosis. We then develop pragmatic interoperability assessment process from two dimensions including six aspects (informal, formal, technical, substantive, communication, and control). We finally illustrate the assessment process in an example.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:36685
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pragmatics, Pragmatic Interoperability, Semiotic Interoperability, Systems Integration

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