We define interoperability as the ability of two or more systems to exchange information through a common representational system to perform complex tasks that cannot be done by each single system alone.
The common representational system provides the highest level of generalisation leading to a range of benefits including
Agreement on a common representational system also facilitates standardisation of computational interfaces as well as standardisation of documentation, based on underpinning metadata, taxonomies and ontologies.
Chair: Jesper Friis (SINTEF, Norway)
Co-Chairs: Georg J. Schmitz (ACCESS, Germany), Marzena Olszewska (QWED, Poland), Davide di Stefano (Ansys/Granta, United Kingdom)