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From Richard Hirsch <>
Subject Re: Collaboration with #ubimic
Date Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:12:50 GMT
Hi Martin,

Thanks for contacting us regarding a collaboration.

I think it would great to collaborate on a  SAP-related use case. We
already have a series of ABAP bots that create ESME messages based on
certain activities (check-out of development components, etc.)  What
about looking an an older use case with xRPM integration that we
talked about in a blog (

We would be glad to help you in setting up an environment and we could
also look at using our Stax test environment to integrate with the SAP
systems on the university.

What about this idea. The Stax test installation is the microblogging
environment. An ESME bot sits in your university's network and listens
to the message flow in this environment (using our new API). When
messages with a certain tag are delivered, your bot then reformats
these messages and then they are posted to the SAP system. A response
message is then posted to the Stax user saying that the operation was
a success / failure.

I think the next steps would be to further refine this idea (or
another idea) so that a developer could develop a quick prototype.



On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Martin Böhringer
<> wrote:
> Hi ESME community
> You discussed our suggestion for a joint project with #ubimic
> ( last week and I wanted to get back to you with our
> thoughts on possible collaboration scenarios.
> First, I should tell you about #ubimic. We are a group of university
> researchers interested in microblogging from different points of view
> (computer science, information systems, organizational science). Together we
> think that microblogging has great potential when it comes to integrating
> normal users and things like sensors, machines and software. We are
> experimenting with different microblogging tools and scenarios. For example
> we have a current project where we use a little factory built with LEGO to
> simulate how sensors (RFID) could participate in microblogging.
> For us, two things are really cool with ESME:
> - the "action" / "ESME bots" functionality
> - the ESME community with its background in enterprise applications (SAP)
> Therefore, I could think of different levels of collaboration:
> a) loosely coupled collaboration; we share information and include each
> other in publications (ESME could have a place as associated partner of
> #ubimic if you're interested)
> b) shared work on a SAP use case: it would be really cool, if we could
> define a concrete use cases of tweeting SAP systems. For example tweeting
> Purchase Requisition or Open Items. What would be benefits (easy access,
> easy possibility to retweet and enrich with hashtags, ...) and what would be
> problems (rights management!, implementation costs)? What's with the other
> way round (create actions in the SAP system via microblogging postings)? We
> could write a joint blog posting for each use case (or maybe even a
> publication/white paper).
> c) implement a SAP use case: that would be perfect. We have running SAP
> systems at the university and I could try to get a student for the
> implementation work. However, I have no knowledge of ESME and I am sure that
> your system has much more to offer (actions, ESME bots)... so I would need
> someone who supports us here.
> Let me know what you think!
> Btw: just to let you know in advance: we are working on a study on
> enterprise microblogging tools. We might come back to you in a view days in
> order to get some information on ESME (we have a standardized
> questionnaire)...
> Cheers
> Martin
> ---
> Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. Martin Böhringer
> Technische Universität Chemnitz, Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften,
> Professur Wirtschaftsinformatik II
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