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SOA4ALL

Project reference: 215219
Funded under: FP7-ICT

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From 2008-03-01 to 2011-04-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 13 386 634

EU contribution:

EUR 9 474 415

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Towards a Web of billions of services

Computer science is entering a new generation, a generation that starts by abstracting from software and hardware components and sees all resources as services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). With this in mind, the aim of SOA4ALL is to create a 'web of billions of services' and hence, revolutionise the world of computing.


Billions will benefit:


In this virtual world, billions of users have access to services which count for themselves and not for the software or hardware that put them into effect. However, current SOA solutions are still being restricted and many fundamental challenges that would guarantee its success are not yet being addressed or resolved. At the time being, SOA is still considered as being companies' in-house solutions. 
SOA4ALL will help in changing this by creating a comprehensive framework and infrastructure that integrates four complementary and revolutionary technical advances into a coherent and domain-independent service delivery platform:

  • * Web principles and technology as the underlying infrastructure for the integration of services on a global scale.
  • * Web 2.0 as a means of structuring human-machine co-operation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • * Semantic web technology as a means of abstracting from syntax to semantics, as is required for meaningful service  discovery.
  • * Context management as a way of processing in a machine-understandable way user needs that facilitate the customisation of existing services for the user.

Measuring the impact:


Dynamic services at web scale: SOA4ALL will transform the web into a world where billions of services are exposed and consumed. Scalability is also supported through semantics meaning that growing amounts of work and data are being handled in a graceful manner.
Service usability: Web 2.0 technologies are much easier to use than standard web service platforms. SOA4ALL will contribute in lowering the existing entry barriers to the service world in a way that everybody has access to them not only IT experts.
Open standard service platform: In the same way, SOA4ALL will make sure that the service platform will be truly open and non-proprietary. This means that the services are brought out from behind the enterprise walls into the mainstream where significant key players such as SMEs, large corporations and end-users (citizens) can truly benefit.
Service adaptation to local contexts: SOA4ALL will provide mechanisms that support the adaptation of services to the local context. Henceforward, the services used by customers will be aware of local setting, such as the user's geographic location, personal preferences etc.


SOA4ALL is endorsed by the NESSI constituency as a Strategic Project and will contribute significantly to the NESSI Open Framework, which is one of the main challenges of the European Platform on Software and Services.

Objective

Computer science is entering a new generation. The emerging generation starts by abstracting from software and sees all resources as services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). In a world of services, it is the service that counts for a customer and not the software or hardware components which implement the service. Service-oriented architectures are rapidly becoming the dominant computing paradigm. However, current SOA solutions are still restricted in their application context to being in-house solutions of companies. A service Web will have billions of services. While service orientation is widely acknowledged for its potential to revolutionize the world of computing by abstracting from the underlying hardware and software layers, its success depends on resolving a number of fundamental challenges that SOA does not address today.<br/>SOA4All will help to realize a world where billions of parties are exposing and consuming services via advanced Web technology.The outcome of the project will be a comprehensive framework and infrastructure that integrates four complimentary and revolutionary technical advances into a coherent and domain independent service delivery platform:<br/>• Web principles and technology as the underlying infrastructure for the integration of services at a world wide scale.• Web 2.0 as a means to structure human-machine cooperation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.• Semantic Web technology as a means to abstract from syntax to semantics as required for meaningful service discovery.• Context management as a way to process in a machine understandable way user needs that facilitates the customization of existing services for the needs of users.<br/>SOA4All is endorsed by the NESSI constituency as an Strategic Project and will contribute significantly to the NESSI Open Framework, which is one of the main challenges of the European Platform on Software and Services.

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Coordinator

ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA
Spain
Avenida Diagonal 200
Barcelona, Spain
Administrative contact: Elies Prunes
Tel.: +34 934861818
E-mail

Participants

HANIVAL INTERNET SERVICES GMBH
Austria
KIRCHENGASSE 13/1A
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Dieter Haacker
Tel.: +4313195843
Fax: +431319584324
E-mail
SEEKDA GmbH
Austria
GRABENWEG
INNSBRUCK, Austria
Administrative contact: Alexander Wahler
Tel.: +4312365084
Fax: +43 1236408499
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
INNRAIN
INNSBRUCK, Austria
Administrative contact: Alice Carpentier
Tel.: +43 512 5076484
Fax: +43 512 5079872
E-mail
Ontotext AD
Bulgaria
Tsarigradsko Shosse
Sofia, Bulgaria
Administrative contact: Silvia Karagova
Tel.: +35929746160
Fax: +35929753226
E-mail
SAP AG
Germany
DIETMAR HOPP ALLEE
WALLDORF, Germany
Administrative contact: Frank Gottfried
Tel.: +496227746998
Fax: +496227 782216
E-mail
Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Germany
Kaiserstrasse
Karlsruhe, Germany
Administrative contact: Daniel SOMMER
Tel.: +497216083710
Fax: +497216086582
E-mail
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.
Spain
AVENIDA TORRE BLANCA
SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain
Administrative contact: JESUS CONTRERAS CINO
Tel.: +34913349797
Fax: +34913349799
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
CALLE S. FERNANDO 4
SEVILLA, Spain
Administrative contact: Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales
Tel.: +34 954488129
Fax: +34 954488117
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
LE CHESNAY Cedex, France
Administrative contact: Cedric DI TOFANO ORLANDO
Tel.: +334 7661 5491
Fax: +334 7661 5455
E-mail
EBM WEBSOURCING SAS
France
RUE AMELIE
TOULOUSE, France
Administrative contact: Bertrand Escudié
Tel.: +33561285620
Fax: +33561285600
E-mail
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Via Frigia
MILANO, Italy
Administrative contact: Eugenio Forcinito
Tel.: +39 02 257711
Fax: +39 02 2578994
E-mail
CEFRIEL - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
VIA FUCINI RENATO 2
MILANO, Italy
Administrative contact: Gianluca Ripa
Tel.: +39 0223954 223
Fax: +39 0223954 423
E-mail
TIE NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
ANTARESLAAN
HOOFDDORP, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Stuart Campbell
Tel.: +44 1270254020
Fax: +31 20 658 9901
E-mail
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY*
United Kingdom
Newgate street
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: KAREN BILLINGHURST
Tel.: +44 7801 759512
Fax: +44 1908 861972
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
OXFORD ROAD
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Kerry Chantrey
Tel.: +44 1612752441
Fax: +44 1612752445
E-mail
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
WALTON HALL
MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: JANE WHILD
Tel.: +44 1908 652907
Fax: +44 1908653169
E-mail
SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
Austria
AMERLINGSTRASSE 19/35
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Rue Michel -Ange
PARIS, France
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Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
28 AV. DE VALROSE - PARC VALROSE
NICE - CEDEX 2, France
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Tel.: +00 0 000000
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Record Number: 85536 / Last updated on: 2014-10-14