Erasmus University Rotterdam
This paper summarizes key attributes and the uniqueness of smart business networks, to propose thereafter operational implementation architecture. It involves, amongst others, the embedding of business logic specific to a network of business partners, inside the communications control networks. It also involves the definition of business protocols between these partners and the joint management of some common functions relying on open networking standards. This implies some key paradigm changes, both of a technical and of a business nature, which are offered here for discussion via a set of propositions.