COIN - Industry training section

author: Davor Orlič, Knowledge 4 All Foundation Ltd.
published: Jan. 31, 2010,  

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These videolectures describe the technologies being used and developed in COIN, and some of the applications of those technologies in the project. The lectures are given by COIN researchers and by other researchers working in the same and related fields.

1. Motivation for the paradigm - Industry training

Description: This first unit aims at creating a motivation for the course through a brief presentation of application areas, illustrated by concrete examples in industry, services, government, etc. A brief historic overview of the industrial organizational paradigms leading to collaborative networks and their interoperability as well as a summary of current technological and organizational trends is presented. For each example an attempt to identify the main involved problems (e.g. organizational forms, processes, and cooperation and collaboration forms) is made, calling the attention for the potential contributes from other disciplines.

Key concepts: Collaboration and Interoperability, Practical examples of CNs, Practices of Interoperability, Historic overview, Technological and organizational trends, Discussion of the usefulness/benefits and current limitations

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Suggested video lectures:: Everything will be on machines by Cristina Martinez, The Future Internet: a vision from European Research by Cristina Martinez, Developing a production engineering based theory of production by Günther Schuh, Web 2.0 and Collaborative Working Environments: What can we learn? by Wolfgang Prinz, Current Solutions and Future Trends by Sergio Gusmeroli

2. Basic concepts - Industry training

Description: After the motivation phase, the base concepts are introduced. Considering the large variety of collaborative networks and interoperability modes, a categorization of the various forms is made and taxonomy is introduced in order to give students a global perspective of the area. At the same time the basic project concepts and models are being addressed. The various innovative concepts and models developed in COIN.

Key concepts: COIN Basic Concepts, Fundamentals in CN, Fundamentals in Interoperability, COIN innovative concepts and models

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Suggested video lectures: The COIN Metaphor for EU Industry by Sergio Gusmeroli, Logical Foundations for the Infrastructure of the Information Market by Nick Rossiter, Collaboration and Interoperability – COIN Approach by Sergio Gusmeroli, COIN Innovative Services by Michele Sesana, TCC plenary session by Sergio Gusmerol

3. Enterprise Interoperability - Industry training

Description: After the motivation phase and the COIN basic concepts are introduced, the base concepts of Enterprise Interoperability are explained. After describing the overall goals and essential terms for the Interoperability of enterprises, principles, methods and benefits of enterprise Interoperability are explained. Here we show key issue, definitions and approaches in manufacturing and industrial enterprise generally and how Interoperability is the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems based on various architectures and platforms or products without special effort from the user.

Key concepts: Basic Concepts, Definitions and Approaches, Enterprise Modelling for Interoperability, Ontology for Interoperability, Introduction to Architecture and Platforms for Enterprise system Interoperability, Business Interoperability (BI)

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Suggested video lectures: Achieving Interoperability in Grid-Enabled Virtual Organisation by Peter Katranuschkov, Business Cases for Enterprise Interoperability - The Andalusian Aeronautics Business Case Alberto Olmo, Debate on Business Cases for Enterprise Interoperability by Sergio Gusmerol, Workshop: Improving the recruitment process through ontology-based querying by Holger Wache, Enterprise Interoperability Services by Francesco Taglino

4. VO Breeding Environment - Industry training

Description: Course on the main elements of the VBE that are studied in COIN featuring theoretical and practical business examples from the field. The basic elements of Virtual Organizations Breeding Environment and its role in the context of CNO. Contents: Virtual Organization And Current Enterprises, Collaborative networked organization and business opportunities, Business ecosystems, VBE - Virtual Organization Breeding Environments, VBE - constituting elements and features, VBE - working and sharing principles, Value system and metrics for VBE.

Key concepts: Concept and examples, Components, structure, actors and roles, Competencies and assets, Processes and governance principles, VBE management system, Trust and value systems.

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Suggested video lectures: Modelling competences by Jure Ferlež, Introduction to Network Analysis by Marko Grobelnik, Dunja Mladenić, Virtual organisations breeding environment by Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Exploring Collaborative Networked Organisations in ECOLEAD by Mitja Jermol, An overview of trust and trust building in networks by Kirsimarja Blomqvist

5. Virtual Organizations - Industry training

Description: Course on the concept and structure of Virtual Organizations creation rules and functionalities. Here we present the continuous life cycle of the Virtual Organization creation with its creation, formation, later approaching its breeding environment functionalities and ultimately its dissolution and incorporation into its next life cycle phase.

Key concepts: Concepts, organizational models and operational rules, Life cycle, VO creation process and functionalities, VO management functionalities and performance measurement, VO dissolution and inheritance.

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Suggested video lectures: Virtual organizations management by Martin Ollus, VOM in relation to VBE & PVC by Martin Ollus, Performance Management in VOs by Marcus Seifert, Virtual reality for VE by Pavel Slavík, Management of collaboration in networks by Martin Ollus

6. Virtual Communities - Industry training

Description:In this course is shown the basic knowledge on Virtual Communities, the concept of Professional Virtual Communities that is being explored in COIN. A typology of VC is introduced and a particular attention is devoted to Professional Virtual Communities. The components, structure, and life cycle of PVCs are discussed and modeling options introduced in comparison with the VBE. Architectural options for a PVC management system and supporting functionalities are introduced. The creation of Virtual Teams within a PVC and their management are studied. Governance principles, main processes, intellectual property issues, and social computing issues are discussed.

Key concepts: Concepts and typology, Components, structure, and life cycle, Professional virtual communities (PVC), PVC management system, Virtual teams, Governance principles and social computing.

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Suggested video lectures: Performance Management in VOs by Marcus Seifert, Concurrent Innovation – Vision 2020 by Roberto Santoro, ICT-I by Sergio Gusmeroli, Building a Community on Trust by David Baltimore, AIESEC PVC ECOLEAD case study by Volodja Vorobey

Additional video lectures: PVC basic concepts & typologies, PVC and cooperation from AI perspective, Social protocols in Professional Virtual Communities, Science mapping with asymmetric co-occurence analysis

7. Architectures and Platforms - Industry training

Description:Focusing on research coordination in the area of Architecture & Platforms. Show basic internet and computer technologies, ideas, and concepts for enterprise interoperability purposes and to continue on updating with state-of-the-art models, approaches and mechanisms.

Key concepts: Computer networks basics. Base Internet technologies, Components of a communication infrastructure, Introduction to Service Platforms, Service Oriented Architectures, Introduction to Distributed systems, Introduction to Platform virtualisation, Security mechanisms and technologies, Emerging computing models and implementation approaches

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Suggested video lectures: The Advantages of Hybrid Architectural Approaches for the Integrating Middleware by George Gionis, Enterprise Architecture: A Service Interoperability Analysis Framework by Johan Ullberg, ICT infrastructure by Ugo Negretto, Agent technologies for VE + SW demonstrations: MAS Tutorial by Jiří Hodík, Service Oriented Architectures by Thierry Nagellen

8. Background Technologies - Industry training

Description: This course presents and explains core technologies from the area of knowledge technologies that ranges from the data driven methods to knowledge driven methods and are important for detecting, analyzing and managing knowledge (tacit and explicit) in enterprises, organisations or agents. Recent developments in the particular areas are demonstrated through real software prototypes, successful market cases and real business implementations. The course provides many demos and business cases that will be available as demonstrations online and could be supplemented with the hands-on session.

Key concepts: Traditional technologies, Semantic and knowledge technologies

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Suggested video lectures: A Data Miner’s Story – Getting to Know the Grand Challenges by Usama Fayyad, Data Mining by Rao Kotagiri, Lecture 1 - The Motivation & Applications of Machine Learning by Andrew Ng, Introduction to the Semantic Web by Aldo Gangemi, Sean Bechhofer, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Jim Hendler, Knowledge technologies for network organisations by Mitja Jermol

Additional video lectures:In the Eye of the Beholder? Another look at Cognitive Systems, Scaling AI Through Multi-Agent Organizations, Self-Organization and Finite Size Effects in Agent Models for Financial Markets, Assessing the Critical Factors that Determine the Availability of Wood Fuel in Switzerland with an Agent Based Model

9. COIN Solution - Industry training

Description: This is one of the main courses in COIN training programmes. It is aimed at presenting COIN innovative solutions that will be developed in the frame of the project. Training starts with innovative business and organisational models that are consequence of newly introduced technologies. The main focus is on the explanation and demonstration of technologies developed in COIN, their use in the industry contexts and on the discussion of their implications to the traditional business environment. Course addresses in detail the methods for identifying knowledge processes, knowledge (tacit and explicit) in organisations as well as new technology research streams. Furthermore it explains and demonstrates the methods for contextualisation that spans over three orthogonal dimensions: content, social network and time.

Key concepts: Basic architecture, Introduction to COIN Service platform, Transition from a Service Platform to an Utility Platform, Business-adaptive Service Platform, Pervasive, Evolutionary and Scalable Service Platform, TSD-enabled service Platform for Networked Enterprises, Agent-based Business Knowledge Interoperability, Introduction to COIN Enterprise Interoperability services, Interoperability baseline, Information Interoperability Services, Knowledge Interoperability Services, Business Interoperability Services, Introduction to COIN Enterprise Collaboration services, Collaboration baseline, Collaborative Product Development c-PD, Collaborative Production Planning c-PP, Collaborative Project Management c-PM, Collaborative Human Interaction c-HI.

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Suggested video lectures: COIN Collaborative Services by Kim Jansson, User requirements elicitation adapting Serious Gaming approach by Patrick Sitek, COIN Platform Demonstration by Michele Sesana, COIN Baseline services and negotiation support by Klaus Fischer, Technical and Business Innovation by Michele Sesana

10. Practical Examples and COIN prototypes - Industry training

Description: In this course the practical examples of COIN prototypes will be demonstrated and explained together with some applications that are related to the COIN research domain. The course will be supplemented with a hands-on workshop to allow participants to deal with concrete examples from their work context.

Key concepts: use scenarios, case studies and best practices, demonstrators, demos, prototypes

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Suggested video lectures: COIN Collaborative Product Development Services by Alberto Olmo, COIN System Demos by Michele Sesana, iSURF – Piacenza Knitwear Business Case by Alessandro Canepa, COIN Service Platform with hands-on by Srdjan Komazec, Usage of Integrated Services in the industry by Simon Oman

11. Information Management - Industry training

Description: Course on competency/profile information management basics and preliminary prototypes. Contents: Introduction, Specification of main components and functions of PCMS, e-Catalogue features and key components.

Key concepts: Information management requirements, Mechanisms for information sharing and exchange, Access rights definition and enforcement, Federated /distributed information management.

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Suggested video lectures: Real-Time Information Processing Marko Grobelnik, Dunja Mladenić, Web Information Management: Past, Present and Future by Hector Garcia-Molina, Applying Syntactic Similarity Algorithms for Enterprise Information Management by Ludmila Cherkasova, Intelligent Information Management by Albert Gauthier, Linked Data in the Enterprise: Is It just another Hype or Does It Have Real Added Value for Information Management

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12. Information Exchange Standards - Industry training

Description: A number of standards particularly relevant for collaborative networks and enterprise interoperability are introduced and analyzed. Among them: EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), which in historical terms represents one of the first tools for cooperation among enterprises, is introduced and briefly characterized. The interaction between EDI and ERP. The EDIFACT standard is presented and current XML-based implementations mentioned. Support technologies as well as PDM systems are discussed. Other emerging standards for information and knowledge exchange are pointed out.

Key concepts: Importance of standards, Interaction with legacy systems.

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Suggested video lectures: Logistics-related information exchange - international exchange - international efforts and Finnish developments by Karri Rantasila, Eetu Pilli-Sihvola, Using Data Mining Techniques to Address Critical Information Exchange Needs in Disaster Affected Public-Private Networks by Li Zheng, The Expanding Information Universe: New Trends, New Forms, New Usages by Marta Nagy-Rothengass, Adventures in Personalized Information Access by Barry Smyth, Global Challenges and Information Society Development by Jerome C. Glenn

13. Coordination Mechanisms - Industry training

Description: This course is aimed at providing knowledge about the models, structures and mechanisms for management, coordination and problem solving. The coordination mechanisms are basic mechanisms in any networked organisation and as such the focal point of interest for any distributed, knowledge focused organisation. The course will analyze and study the approaches for distributed and collaborative decision-making including organizational aspects in the context of informal and knowledge processes.

Key concepts: Collaboration modalities, Concept of coordination, Distributed-business process modeling and planning, Distributed scheduling and re-scheduling, Challenges in flexible coordination.

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Suggested video lectures: Combined Problems of Cooperation and Coordination by Hans-Ulrich Stark, Web Click Network by Filippo Menczer, Global and Local Dynamics in Correlated Systems by Tiziana Di Matteo, Challenges and Strategies for IT Services in Heterogeneous Enterprise Environments by Sujit Wings

14. Management of common Ontologies - Industry training

Description: This course is aimed at providing the base concepts of ontologies, especially in relation to the COIN common ontology, explore the potential of ontology-based techniques to tackle the problem of interoperability and to investigate how such techniques can be joined together with the other fundamental perspectives addressed in COIN.

Key concepts: The role of ontologies in collaboration, Ontology based support to Enterprise, Interoperability, Introduction to Ontologies, Glossary and specification of base entities and concepts, COIN Core level common ontology, Ontology engineering approaches

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Suggested video lectures: Text and web data mining by Marko Grobelnik, Ontology-driven Semantic Mapping by Nikolai Dahlem, Ontologies and Machine Learning by Marko Grobelnik, Blaž Fortuna, Ontologies, semantic web and VE by Marek Obitko, Transitioning Applications to Ontologies by Kalina Bontcheva

15. e-Commerce and e-Markets - Industry training

Description: This course will in particular investigate aspects related to the economics and the incentives behind Interoperability. Issues of costs and benefits associated to developing, deploying or maintaining architecture, platforms and systems at enterprise level will be presented and instruments to predict and use them for analytically describe knowledge creation processes which are important pre-requisites for their large-scale.

Key concepts: Concepts of e-Commerce and e-Market, Relationships to CN and Interoperability, Support institutions, Support systems. Portals. Negotiation, CRM. Logistics.

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Suggested video lectures: Business Models Background Man-Sze Li, iSURF – Piacenza Knitwear Business Case by Alessandro Canepa, Business Cases for Enterprise Interoperability Collaborative Demand Capacity Planning (CDCP) by Josef Withalm, Innovative collaboration in Media – a COIN case in EEU by Konstantin Hristov, Towards New Business Models in the Energy Sector based on Software-as-a-Service-Utilities and Value-added Services by Hannes Suttner

16. Non Technological Issues - Industry training

Description: In this unit social, ethical, legal, and organizational issues are discussed and current trends pointed out. New business models and their applicability are discussed, namely through the introduction of examples. Marketing and sustainability, intellectual property management, systems of incentives, etc. are other relevant issues.

Key concepts: Social, ethical, legal, and organizational issues, Contractual issues, New business models, Sustainability mechanisms, Intellectual property management.

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Suggested video lectures: Trust building models and self-organizing systems / complexity theory by Margeret Heath, The Cognitive Dissonance of Living in a world of "Big Data" by Abraham B. Hsuan, The Foundations of the Economics of Innovation by Cristiano Antonelli, Contribution on Intellectual Property Promotion and Technology Innovation Management in South East Europe by Špela Stres, Social protocols in Professional Virtual Communities by Willy Picard

17. Organisation Modeling and Reference Models - Industry training

Description: The course topic is focusing on Organisation Modelling as a combination of a set of activities within an enterprise with a structure describing their logical order and dependence whose objective is to produce a desired result. Business Process modeling as an enabler of common understanding and analysis of a business process. The course will also describe the main process modeling techniques.

Key concepts: Concept of reference model, Organisation Modelling, Business Process Modelling, Business Models Overview

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Suggested video lectures: Combined Problems of Cooperation and Coordination by Hans-Ulrich Stark, Web Click Network by Filippo Menczer, Global and Local Dynamics in Correlated Systems by Tiziana Di Matteo

18. Emerging Collaborative Forms - Industry training

Description: Brief summary of the various collaborative forms studied in previous units, a discussion of possible new models and generalizations is made. As a starting basis, new forms of collaborative e-government, e-science, Virtual institutes, Virtual laboratories, etc, are discussed. Other generalizations include: networks of sensors, networks of machines, etc.

Key concepts: Summary of studied collaborative forms and interoperability approaches, New application examples: collaborative e-government, e-Science, Virtual institutes, Virtual Labs, etc., Internet of Things: Networks of machines, networks of sensors., Intelligent, self-aware enterprises, Symbiotic models, Other emerging cases.

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Suggested video lectures: Structure and Dynamics in Complex Networks by Mark Newman, Distributive Adaptive Control: A Real-world Cognitive Architecture applied to Robots, Spaces and Avatares by Paul Verschure, The "Digital Territory" as a Complex System of Interacting Agents, Emergent Properties and Technologies by Yannis Stamatiou, European Network of Livin Labs by Mikael Börjeson, Smart Objects Innovation Lab: Theory and practice - hand in hand by Sebastian Kropp,

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