University of Regensburg
More and more companies are realizing that business is best carried out in project-based virtual alliances and are intensively networking and collaborating with partner companies. This requires convergent, adaptive, and interoperable IT environments ready to support flexible, loosely coupled networked enterprises, anywhere, anytime - regardless of heterogeneous systems and applications in use. This paper presents the basic idea and vision as well as the major technical building blocks of the SPIKE collaboration platform. The solution encompasses a semantically enriched service oriented infrastructure employing an enterprise service bus.