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Abstracts of Papers Published in the Conference Proceedings - Section 2.7: Further Industrial Applications

Section 2.7: Further Industrial Applications
DRIVE - Drug in Virtual Enterprise
A. Sanna, D. Cipriano, S. Buso, M. Wilikens
SaFES, an Egalitarian Catalyst for Change Harnessing Ubiquitous Web Technology, Offering Transparency for all Stakeholders in Food Quality
J.H. Wademan
Small Retailing of Fresh Food in the e-Business Era
A. Marqués-Moreno, F. Carvajal Rodrigo, K.G. Zografos
Redesigning the Traditional Retail Value Chain: MyGROCER Innovative Business and Technology Framework
G. Lekakos, P. Kourouthanassis, J.O. Tuominen
e-Flora: e-Commerce and the Agricultural SMEs
C. Tsagari and A. Garbi

DRIVE - Drug in Virtual Enterprise
Alberto SANNA(1), Danielle CIPRIANO)1), Sandro BUSO(2), Marc WILIKENS(3)
(1) Istituto Scientifico Universitd San Raffaele
(2) AtosOrigin Integration
(3) The Joint Research Centre, EU

In the dynamic healthcare environment, laboratory diagnostics and pharmaceutical therapy are the medical events with the highest occurrence rate, for both in-Patients and outpatients. The convergence of these disciplines in a unique info-knowledge infrastructure is the unique intervention point with the highest impact potential in the healthcare domain, particularly within the hospital environment in which the highest frequency of such events occurs. The DRIVE project aims at providing a fully integrated info-knowledge environment on top of an integrated product supply chain (based on the concepts and business models of the e-Commerce) infrastructure and a safe and secure data infrastructure (based on the concepts of trust and dependability) among stakeholders to drive the laboratory diagnostics and the pharmaceutical therapy (and further medical disciplines) convergence within the hospital environment.

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SaFES, an Egalitarian Catalyst for Change Harnessing Ubiquitous Web Technology, Offering Transparency for all Stakeholders in Food Quality
Janet H. WADEMAN
van Helsing Limited, 12, Meyricks, Coed Eva, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 6TU, United Kingdom

SaFES is an on-line software tool used in improving the quality of processes within food manufacturing plants. This trial introduces SaFES into the cooked meats and poultry processing industries. Food producers need to use HACCP to improve the microbiological quality of their products thereby reducing food-borne illness. Currently, most HACCPs being paper-based are costly both to implement and maintain. SaFES is designed to reduce these costs. In addition, SaFES facilitates remote monitoring via Internet technology providing easy accessibility of audit data for all members of the supply chain. During the trial SaFES was populated remotely with site-specific J3ACCPs then automatic monitoring systems were installed at the two user sites. Parallel trials between existing systems and the SaFES implementations at both sites generate robust comparative performance data.

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Small Retailing of Fresh Food in the e-Business Era
Antonio MARQUES-MORENO(1), Federico CARVAJAL RODRIGO(1) and Kostantinos G.
ZOGRAFOS(2)
(1) Avenida Tres Forques, 147, 46016-Valencia, Spain
(2) Athens University of Economics and Business, Management Science and Marketing Dept., TRANsportation Systems and LOGistics Laboratory Patission 76, Athens 10434, Greece

This paper highlights research and development activity carried out by DISTRICT project N" IST-11247. This paper describes the development of an integrated system for supporting small retailing operations in the fresh food sector and the implications of introducing electronic commerce technologies for B2B and B2C transactions. The paper addresses issues related to the introduction of advanced information/communication technologies in traditional SMEs in the sector of food retailing and the emerging business models in the sector. Distinct characteristics of the proposed DISTRICT system include the: i) development of a user profiler ii) ability to provide demand management support and iii) coverage of all logistical operations Tom order processing to final delivery of goods for the entire supply chain.

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Redesigning the Traditional Retail Value Chain: MyGROCER Innovative Business and Technology Framework
Georgios LEKAKOS(1), Panos KOUROUTHANASSIS(1), Juha O. TUOMINEN(2)
(1) eLTRUN, The e-Business Centre, Department of Management Science & Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, 47 Evelpidon & Lefkados Str., 11362 Athens, Greece,
(2) NOKIA Research Center, Itamenenkatu 11-13, FIN-00180, Helsinki, Finland,

As On-line Commerce evolves, services become increasingly sophisticated, cost efficient and consumer-oriented in order to add value to current business practices. In this framework, vendors in the grocery retail industry have the opportunity to provide innovative services to their customers by using state-of-the-art technologies. In this paper we present a business and technology framework for the retail sector that exploits the opportunities that emerging telecommunication and mobile commerce technologies (e.g. WAP, WML, GPRS, UMTS) and automatic product identification technologies (Rf-Id) offer, to enable an efficient home replenishment schema, enhance the quality of service offered by retailers and add value to the consumer. The emerging business model is the basis of the MyGROCER IST project (Mobile shopping of electronically referenced grocery products), addressing these issues through an analytical research framework.

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e-Flora: e-Commerce and the Agricultural SMEs
Christina Tsagari and Anastasia Garbi
Exodus S.A., 6-10 Farantaton Street, 11527 Athens, Greece

The e-flora trial focuses on the development and implementation of a B2B service for large-scale e-commerce transactions in the floricultural sector that facilitates the agricultural SME in their day-to-day business processes under the EU-IST framework. Specifically, EXODUS, the technology supplier is integrating solutions ranging from state-of-the-art to mature processes (supply chain & product lifecycle management, CRM, data warehousing/workflow) to provide a holistic solution for Kostelenos S.A. The end product of the project will give the agricultural SME the opportunity to adopt models of e-commerce for business, communication and transactions with dealers. This complete B2B solution, presently under development, will facilitate communication, enhance perishable product trade; provide on-line ordering, verify product availability and order management; offer customer decision tools for product selection, and after-sales technical support tool; provide public access to company data and products; and offer decision support for production planning.

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