The Workshop on Digital Platform Ecosystems: From Interoperability to Federation (IFED 2020 in short) was co-located with the 10th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2020). The presented papers and the summary report are summarised in Proceedings of Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications Workshops, which is available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2900/ (see Workshop 7).
Apart from the research papers, IFED 2020 included an open session to discuss current pros and cons of digital platforms for smart manufacturing and possible future directions.
Wernher Behrendt (SRFG, Austria) referred the audience to an article published at the time of IFED 2020 organisation, by the European Commission. The article “New digital platform transforms supply chains into custom B2B online marketplaces” refers to the results of the NIMBLE project and emphasises its open source technology stack for business-to- business (B2B) supply-chain platforms.
María José Núñez (AIDIMME, Spain) informed the audience about the company’s recent experience in using the NIMBLE cloud instance in the furniture manufacturing in Spain. At the time of IFED 2020, AIDIMME’s platform instance included over 300 companies, 190 product catalogues and over 1300 products and services.
The workshop ended with the information on the EFPF Open Call that offers European companies an opportunity to collaborate with manufacturing companies in diverse domains such as aerospace, furniture and smart waste management and an opportunity to access new sales channel through the EFPF Marketplace, see: https://www.efpf.org/materials