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Project description

Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering
FAST aims to provide an innovative visual programming environment that will facilitate the development of next-generation composite user interfaces.

FAST wants to create a new visual programming environment that will facilitate the development of next-generation user interfaces. It tries to find a comprehensive solution for developing complex gadgets, involving multiple screens and process-execution flows that rely on back-end Semantic Web Services.

  • An Innovative Approach

As opposed to the majority of today's business process management technologies, FAST adopts a top-down user-centric approach rather than a program-centric one. This means, that instead of first building programs that orchestrate available Semantic Web Services and then try to figure out how to implement interaction with the users at given points of the process execution flow, software designers of FAST, will automatically create final applications by arranging gadgets with the enterprise's back-end. The way programmers will visually establish this connection will follow an approach similar to what sequence diagrams in UML look like.

With a new user-oriented approach, FAST intends to overcome the limits of current business process engine approaches. Most citizens require and expect that they can easily locate and manage their administrative procedures on their own. However, this is usually not the case and most transactions and tasks need recurrent browsing, searching and discovering through a variety of websites and services allocated in disparate government portals. The FAST project intends to interlink the disparate information and functionality inside a unique mashup-based interface in order to make it more useful and valuable. The objective however, is not to develop the gadget mash-up platform but a tool that enables to develop mash-up-able gadgets which rely on screen-flow resources and semantic Web Services stored in a catalogue.

  • Experience and Benefits

FAST will contribute to a range of benefits in the course of three years:

* Economic and societal benefits by bridging the gap between people, business and IT and by putting a visual face on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

* Users will be empowered from service consumer to producer.

* Software development will benefit from concealing the complexity of programming, and from greater support for modelling loosely structured user-centric orchestrations, thereby surmounting the limitations of current business process engine approaches.

* FAST also contributes to software industrialisation and improves the cost-effectiveness of application development.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 646 403

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 522 408
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 869 645
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 463 792
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CYNTELIX CORPORATION LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ballagh Road, Bushypark
Galway

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 488 505
Address
University Road
H91 Galway

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CYNTELIX CORPORATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 573 398
Address
Baron Van Nagellstraat
3771LL Barneveld

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)