The aim of the STASIS project is to enable stakeholders, particularly SMEs to participate in the eEconomy within Europe and Internationally by researching into the fields of semantic interoperability within an eBusiness context and developing software platforms and applications which will enable this. It will facilitate their electronic trading with both larger companies and peer SMEs since it will provide both a desktop and web-based service-orientated environment to facilitate the establishment of semantic business connections. STASIS has a strong international perspective in involving many European states and there are also several Chinese partners engaged through the EU-China Science and Technology agreement.
The validation will be focused around the strong industrial users in the automotive and furniture sectors although the project is not sector specific and these are only test-beds. Additional sectors will also be addressed through the partners strong links to major standardisation and interoperability organisations within Europe and beyond including the European Standards Institutes eBusiness Interoperability Forum (CEN/eBIF) and United Nations CEFACT organisation. These contacts will also be vital since STASIS uses and is committed to use, and interact with, these and other open standards/bodies as well as all final specifications/techniques being open and deliverables having open source components. Obviously the RTD is performed by a recognised expertise including European/Chinese academics and qualified software/service development companies which will ensure excellent exploitation.
It also addresses:
-international cooperation, notably with China
-strong industrial users join forces with software and services suppliers in building common platforms and applications with the support of academic and research institutes
-interoperability through use, extension and creation of open standards
-use extension and creation of open source
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
SR1 3SD Sunderland