The LOMS project has won the 2008 gold Achievement Award for its outstanding contribution to the programme of ITEA 2 – the EUREKA Software-Intensive Systems and Services (SiS) Cluster. “The LOMS project consortium overcame the barriers between network operators, service operators and local service providers to simplify the creation of a wide set of new services for mobile users,” said ITEA 2 chairman Rudolf Haggenmüller at the awards presentation during the joint ARTEMIS & ITEA Co-summit in Rotterdam on 22 October. Silver and bronze awards went respectively to the MARTES software engineering and Trust4All trusted architecture for embedded software projects. And an exceptional one-off special appreciation award went to the ANSO project at the request of ITEA 2 Vice-Chairman Gérard Roucairol for its contribution to the realisation of the ‘Web of Objects’. The ITEA 2 Board presents the Achievement Awards for high-level technical contributions based on true European collaboration that provide significant results while promoting the programme and its goals. Each year, these prestigious honours highlight highly successful projects that represent best practice. Major factors include innovation, exploitation and dissemination. Many hurdles face newcomers aiming to introduce innovative and widely-available services to the general public or to targeted customer segments. This is a particular problem for small companies, independent professionals and other individuals seeking to participate in the e-trend by offering their own services to local mobile customers. LOMS has made it possible to combine service creativity easily with rich, powerful features of a well-controlled service environment, thus offering clear value to all roles in the LOMS value-chain model. A wide range of large to especially small service providers can benefit from the LOMS framework methodology and open-source tools, even allowing end-users themselves to offer their own services and content. The concept has opened a broad set of opportunities in concrete solutions of LOMS partners and their customers as has been shown by several impressive real-life demonstrators. The model-based methodology developed in MARTES addresses business risks, new systems domains and increasing complexity of embedded systems to boost productivity of embedded-systems product development. A major achievement of the project was a new approach that allows for interoperability between different software-engineering and development tools. This major breakthrough will support small European tool providers in expanding the use of their dedicated tools and their customer base – a particular target of the ITEA 2 programme. Trust4All project is the last in a sequence of consecutive projects that have delivered a solid, flexible and trustworthy architecture for embedded systems in several domains. The results have already been successfully exploited in several new product concepts and services. A major recognition of the successful outcome of this project was its key contribution to eight parts of ISO/IEC 23004 (M3W), which will be published as an international standard at the end of 2008. This standard will be considered for application in ITU IPTV and MPEG MXM.
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