- Identification and Documentation of existing structures (business process
- Creation of a basic semantic reference structure and model TCSIP (Textile
Cross Sector Interface Profile).
- Adaptation of the business processes and messages to the TCSIP model.
Description of work
Task 3.1 Analysis of Existing Business Processes
The various inter-sectoral relationships (horizontal and vertical application
scenarios) will be identified and documented/modelled with the ARIS Toolset.
For each scenario several business process models will be created – including
flows of activities and information - and stored in a database (modelling repository).
The identified scenarios will form the knowledge domains to be covered by the
Tasks4.1 and 1.2 will provide a common background for the modelling activities.
Task 3.2 Re-design of Business Processes According to TCSIP
The requirements coming from various other sectors will be analysed and integrated
into the TCSIPs’ concepts in the form of semantic reference models (ontologies).
Such ontologies will include the logic inherent to the considered application
scenarios. Also organisational constraints for a later implementation (task
5.4) will be examined.
Task 3.3 Feasibility Study According to TCSIP
A feasibility study will be carried through describing the cross sector exchanges
for selected areas (3 major sectors: e.g. automotive, chemistry and building)
with the aim to obtain:
- A clear identification of the (relevant/suggested) business models, data
flows and related messages (TCSIP)
- A clear identification of the actors and constraints about cross sectorial
standardisation as well as the most promising technological and standardisation
- an implementation (independent from the technological solution) of a dictionary
and ontology of shared terms between the sector ( in terms of structure and
To what extent standardization is adequate in each scenario will be carefully
Task 3.4 Demonstration and Creation of Acceptance
The TCSIPs (Textile Cross Sectorial Interface Profile) responsible respectively
the business process models, the ontology XML schemes etc. will be made available
within a virtual demonstration centre in order to raise awareness for the standards
and/or TCSIPs and to show the organisational improvements.
Due to administrative problems caused by changes in the European Commission contractual rules for standardization the task 3 was not completely accomplished.