Enabling Interoperability as a Property of Ubiquitous Systems for Disaster Management

Milan Zdravković1, Ovidiu Noran2, Hervé Panetto3, 4 and Miroslav Trajanović1

  1. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Niš, University of Niš
    1Niš, Serbia
    {milan.zdravkovic, miroslav.trajanovic}@gmail.com
  2. School of ICT, Griffith University
  3. Research Centre for automatic Control (CRAN UMR 7039)
    Univ. Lorraine, France
  4. Research Centre for automatic Control (CRAN UMR 7039)
    CNRS, France


The advent of the future Internet-of-Things brings about increasing complexity and diversification of Enterprise Information Systems, which makes interoperability a critical requirement towards their scalability and sustainable development. This is especially evident in the disaster management area, which typically involves a highly heterogeneous set of institutions and organisations responsible for delivering emergency response services who often fail to rise up to the task, mainly due to a lack of proper collaboration. As the legacy consideration of the interoperability paradigm appears to fail in meeting these challenges, in this paper we define Interoperability as a Property (IaaP) of every ubiquitous system. In doing so, we use an anthropomorphic perspective to formally define IaaP’s enabling attributes (namely, awareness, perceptivity, intelligence and extroversion), with the objective of taking initial steps towards a Theory of Interoperability of Everything (IoE). The identified concepts and their interrelations are illustrated by the presented IoE ontology.

Key words

Internet-of-Things, Ubiquitous systems, Systems interoperability, Interoperability as Property, Disaster Management, Interoperability of Everything

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Publication information

Volume 12, Issue 3 (August 2015)
Special Issue on Collaborative e-Communities
Year of Publication: 2015
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Zdravković, M., Noran, O., Panetto, H., Trajanović, M.: Enabling Interoperability as a Property of Ubiquitous Systems for Disaster Management. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1009–1031. (2015)