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Nicola Gessa

Nicola Gessa
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Smart contracts show a high potential for ensuring that Supply Chain Management strategies make a qualitative leap toward higher levels of optimality, not only in terms of efficiency and profitability but also in the aggregation of skills aimed at creating the best products and services to bring to the market. In this article, we illustrate an arch...
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Private distributed ledgers (DLs) appear to be more successful than public blockchains at supporting innovative business ecosystems in the form of enterprise consortia. In fact, by untying transactions from the native cryptocurrencies of public blockchains, consortium DLs can smoothly interface with the various sectors of the traditional economy wi...
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We propose blockchains and smart contracts as enabling technologies for an innovative type of supply chain management, with the goal of achieving higher levels of collaboration between the companies participating in the chain, which in turn pays in the form of higher levels of profitability and economic health for the participating enterprises. Our...
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A successful B2B marketplace must ensure that suppliers and producers in a supply chain can find each other, communicate and negotiate in an effective way, while performing business processes. To this, we present an approach that involves two core ontology modules, e.g., the Catalogue Ontology and the Business Process Ontology, which can be extende...
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The development of our cities towards the Smart City paradigm is one of the challenges facing today’s society. This means, among other things, continuously developing and adopting ICT technologies in order to create platforms on which governments, businesses and citizens can communicate and work together and providing the necessary connections betw...
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Sustainability is one of the fundamental requirements for the future society, be it understood in environmental, economic or social terms. Sustainability can and must also represent a competitive advantage in the market. In this article, we present an activity, carried out within the Italian national M2Q project, for the identification of a series...
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This paper aims at presenting the UKAI approach to the issues of non-interoperability between smart city services and between them and the public administrations. The challenge is to identify the strictly necessary constraints to achieve the goal, lowering in parallel the economic barriers to adoption.
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The QFD methodology, in spite of being quite old, it is not widespread and tested in the Italian ecosystem, in particular in SME networks. In this paper we report our experience in the application of the QFD to a SME network in the wood sector, with the aim to improve the competitiveness and innovation capacity, and prefiguring a new way to collab...
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The QFD methodology, in spite of being quite old, it is not widespread and tested in the Italian ecosystem, in particular in SME networks. In this paper we report our experience in the application of the QFD to a SME network in the wood sector, with the aim to improve the competitiveness and innovation capacity, and prefiguring a new way to collabo...
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This paper reports the experience, gained in two different European research projects, TexWIN and ARTISAN, in connecting software prototypes with pre-existing enterprise software like ERP and Scheduler. The two systems aim to support human in optimizing the production processes, but their functioning clearly depends also on the collaboration with e...
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Interoperability among eBusiness application is becoming nowadays more and more important. Adoption of common communication standards could be a solution, but this requires some improvements in their definition and management. In this paper we focus on the testing of a software implementation based on standard specification. Our aim is to present t...
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This paper presents the experience that is running in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear industry under the framework of the European project eBIZ-TCF as a case of standardisation in industrial sectors that are characterised by the large presence of SMEs. The activities are presented in connection with previous initiatives that constitute the indus...
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The idea that undergoes the proposed paper is to present a collaborative framework, mainly based on the ebXML standard, able to implement the extended Smart Garment Organisation (xSGO) and Interoperability concepts in a useful set of tools and reference specifications. We assumed ebXML as a reference for the framework since ebXML represents, at thi...
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The paper aims to present a methodology developed to support the COIN IP project in identifying potential synergies between the project outcomes and the world of standards and standardisation. The major references for our purposes are the COPRAS project outcomes and its guidelines to standardisation. Nevertheless, in order to apply such approach to...
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The adoption of a public standard at application domain level enables systems to interoperate, with a positive impact for eBusiness adoption, especially towards SMEs networks. Nevertheless conformance to standard specification is not enough to guarantee interoperability between different implementations. If we consider interoperability based on thr...
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The adoption of public applicative standards could improve eBusiness adoption, especially among networks of SMEs. Nevertheless the adoption of such specifications encounters obstacles and hampering factors. This paper analyses some of such factors and the experience of promoting the adoption of standards for eBusiness in sectors dominated by SME’s...
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This paper presents the experience that is running in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear industry under the framework of the European project eBIZ-TCF as a case of standardisation in industrial sectors that are characterised by the large presence of SMEs. The activities are presented in connection with previous initiatives that constitute the indus...
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Full text in www.tecnopolo.enea.it/?k=2&li=en&q=11 In this paper we discuss some aspects in business document customisation, and we present a suite of applications, the Document Customisation Suite, that can help the final users of a business standard in its adoption. This work starts from our studies and experiences on setting up business collabo...
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This paper presents the experience that is running in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear industry under the framework of the European project eBIZ-TCF as a case of standardisation in industrial sectors that are characterised by the large presence of SMEs. The activities are presented in connection with previous initiatives that constitute the indus...
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In this paper we discuss some aspects in business document customisation, and we present a suite of applications, the Document Customisation Suite, that can help the final users of a business standard in its adoption. This work starts from our studies and experiences on setting up business collaborations among Small and Medium Enterprises (that hav...
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The aim of this paper is to put in evidence the problem of ‘customisation’ of standardised data models in B2B. Standards play a relevant role in creating a favourable environment for eBusiness adoption but there are many issues that must be considered when they change from an environment characterised by few large players to an environment with a w...
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OWL ontologies are one of the fundamental bricks of the Semantic Web architecture. In spite of this, ontology visualization on a web browser is nowadays not so easy; commercial browsers just show ontologies in plain text, with the OWL code. To avoid this, many ontology developers have implemented, together with their own ontologies, specific web ap...
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Abstract One core characteristic of the Textile and Clothing Industry (TCI) is networking. The Extended Smart Garment Organization (xSGO) framework will improve the inter-organisational knowledge networking in a holistic way. Apply-ing this xSGO framework, a new quality (of) partnership in the textile and cloth-ing value creation chain will be enab...
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One core characteristic of the textile and clothing industry (TCI) is networking. The extended smart garment organisation (xSGO) framework will improve the interorganisational knowledge networking in a holistic way. Applying this xSGO framework, a new quality (of) partnership in the textile and clothing value-creation chain will be enabled. The xSG...
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B2B applications needs common formats and standards upon which to implement interoperability tools; in this paper the authors describe an approach to provide a semantic description of a document-based collaborative framework. The starting point is an ISO 11179 compliant vocabulary of business terms and a set of processes and documents, represented...
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Nowadays enterprises require the development of new solutions that could enhance the interoperability among the partners of a supply chain; a key point in this scenario is represented by data integration mechanisms between such enterprises. In this context semantic descriptions of data and information is emerging as a critical component in a really...
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This paper presents some extensions to ebXML derived from the experience of setting up a standard collaborative framework, Moda-ML/TexSpin, addressed to a specific industrial sector (textile/clothing). The large presence of SMEs did not allowed, in the past, the diffusion of EDI technologies and, presently, hampers the diffusion of integration sys...
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The authors, try to redefine the requirements and the logical architecture for a dictionary that supports a vertical collaboration framework in a standardisation perspective; to this aim the analysis of important vertical and horizontal standardisation initiatives (like EDIFACT and the most recent UBL) as well as the difficulties in setting B2B sta...
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This paper presents the experience realised building up a sectorial collaboration framework addressed to the Textile/Clothing industry, Moda-ML. The experience of Moda-ML, started from the background of the EDI analysis but was developed looking to the ebXML specifications and with a great attention to the requirements arising from the industry. Th...
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The Semantic Web relies on the presence of semantic anno- tations which describe information in a machine readable form. There are two standard formalisms which are suitable for this aim: RDF and Topic Maps. This paper presents an analysis of the issues that need to be addressed in order to define a set of rules for performing automated and consist...
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Managing business workflow can benefit from the adoption of new solutions proposed by different initiatives of ICT. MODA-ML project defined an interoperability framework, based on ebXML standard, to enhance collaboration and interaction inside the Textile/Clothing supply chain. In this paper we briefly give an overview of the architecture of MODA-M...
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Abstract Inter - company data interchange within a specific industrial sector is necessarily based on standard document formats, structures, and transmission protocols In this perspective, the MODA - ML project has developed an interoperability architecture for the Textile/Clothing sector based on XML technology; in particular ebXML has been adopte...
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Abstract In this paper we present an evolution of the DTD++ schema,language,for XML documents. The original DTD++ language,provided support for a large and significant subset of XML Schema,while maintaining a syntax closely resembling,DTDs: thus the expressive power,of XML Schema,and the readability of DTDs were both supported,in a modular,architec...
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The MODA-ML project aims to enhance the interoperability between enterprises in the Textile/Clothing sector defining a common interchange language based on a set of XML business components and on a framework to exchange business documents related to production processes. The message switching system is built on a peer-to-peer architecture and is ba...
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The MODA–ML project defines a messaging architecture based on ebXML. It is based on a set of XML schemas built on top of a vocabulary of XML business components. In contrast to the many existing A pplication Service Provision (ASP) models, our idea is to enable direct data exchanges on a bilateral basis, without the use of ASP centres as intermedia...
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Electronic business surely represents the new development perspective for world-wide trade. Together with the idea of ebusiness, and the exigency to exchange business messages between trading partners, the concept of business-to-business (B2B) integration arouse. B2B integration is becoming necessary to allow partners to communicate and exchange bu...

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