Do e-catalog standards support advanced processes in B2B e-commerce? Findings from the CEN/ISSS workshop eCAT

In: Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38), 03.-06.01.
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA (2005)
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
This paper presents results from a European standardization project on electronic product catalogs and their application in business-to-business e-commerce. The CEN/ISSS Workshop eCAT aims at formulating a strategy for establishing a harmonized methodology for multilingual e-catalogues, and for implementing this methodology in a future full scale project. As part of this workshop, we will describe basic problems and standardization issues, followed by a detailed analysis of existing standards and standardization initiatives. This will help to reconstruct the state-of-the-art in e-catalog standardization, to identify problems and obstacles that hinder a broader acceptance and diffusion of standards, and finally, to argue on more suitable, harmonized standards.