Production engineering


The MEI theme (Enterprise Modeling and Engineering) focuses more particularly on the development of models and methods for enterprise engineering with a view to its interoperability. This research is based on the one hand on the past results (GRAI method, ECOGRAI) of the European projects INTEROP, ATHENA (EI framework) and MSEE (Architecture MDSEA) and on the other hand on the participation in the activities of international research organizations ( IFIP WG5.7, IFIP WG5.8, IFAC TC5.3, I-VLab…).

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The main scientific developments over the last few years can be broken down into three areas :

The work carried out includes the development of an Enterprise Interoperability Framework (published as an ISO standard in 2011) and a Maturity Model for Interoperability (approved as a CEN TS in 2013). The solution implemented in this work focuses on interoperability at the data level. A ‘federated’ approach is developed as the most dynamic one. Based on this approach, a contribution to the semantic interoperability of data through ontology alignment is proposed. In the MSEE project, a model-driven approach (MDSEA) has been proposed to design service systems aligned with business models.

This axis focuses on interoperability by simulation of enterprise information system models. The objective is to evaluate the behaviour of these systems (e.g. ERP tools) and to validate their interaction with their environment before their final implementation. The proposed approaches include a harmonised and reversible methodological framework based on MDA/MDI, and a technological tool based on the HLA architecture supporting the methodological framework.

The work focuses on assessing interoperability between two organisations. The first work proposes an integration framework to interoperably link the different elements necessary to implement a performance indicator system. The second work addresses the problem of performance measurement in a complex urban transport system consisting of a set of dynamically interoperating elements.

In the future, organisations will migrate to heterogeneous and ephemeral distributed networks in order to survive. This ‘non-sustainability’ of organisations will be justified by an economic and environmental sustainability that breaks with the permanent nature of integration principles. This new organisation must better preserve the environment and favour an economy centred on uses by relying on transformation systems using communicating objects.

Within this new framework, our scientific strategy is based on three strong principles: to continue to maintain national and international visibility on our key themes of business modelling, performance and interoperability. Thus, we wish to develop interoperability research based on model-driven enterprise engineering through the development of an enterprise modelling ontology combined with the development of distributed simulation techniques based on HLA and the MDSEA framework. Executable business models will be proposed. A simulation platform will be implemented to validate our models.

LOCO2 Research team

MEI skills

Business modelling

Business performance evaluation

Interoperability of enterprise systems


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Sirajeddine AOUANI
Vincent DELOS
Minh-Phuoc DOAN
Catherine MERLE
Mamadou Kaba TRAORE
Résumé en français

La thématique MEI (Modélisation d’Entreprise et Ingénierie) se focalise plus particulièrement sur le développement de modèles et méthodes pour l’ingénierie d’entreprise en vue de son interopérabilité. Cette recherche se base d’une part sur les résultats passés (méthode GRAI, ECOGRAI) des projets européens INTEROP, ATHENA (EI framework) et MSEE (Architecture MDSEA) et d’autre part sur la participation aux activités des organisations de recherche internationales (IFIP WG5.7, IFIP WG5.8, IFAC TC5.3, I-VLab…).

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