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Digital Preservation for Timeless Business Processes and Services

Project description


Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation
TIMBUS extends traditional digital preservation approaches by introducing the need to analyse and preserve services, and by aligning preservation actions with business continuity management.

A primary motivation for TIMBUS is the declining use of centralised in-house business processes. Based on the concept of software as a service and on Internet services, business processes are increasingly supported by systems offered by different providers and located in various geographical locations. These are not only continuously changing and evolving but might even be discontinued if services or service providers disappear, leaving partially complete business processes behind.

Therefore, TIMBUS researchers endeavour to enlarge the understanding of digital preservation to include the set of activities, processes and tools that ensure continued access to services and software. This enlarged understanding brings digital preservation into the domain of business continuity management.

This approach will allow for reproducing the execution context in which information can be accessed, properly rendered, validated and transformed into knowledge. One of the fundamental requirements for achieving this is to preserve the functional and non-functional specifications of services and software, along with their dependencies. This is more challenging than the plain preservation of data since elements such as versioning, licensing, cryptographic schemes, data formats, host-system environments, architectures and hardware requirements of software continue to change over time.

The TIMBUS consortium shows a strong participation of the IT industry, combined with industrial and academic research labs.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Philip TAYLOR (Mr)

Coordinator

SAP SE
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 773 597
Administrative Contact
Sonia Lippe (Ms.)

Participants (11)

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER IT-SICHERHEIT IN OSTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 101 756
Address
Favoritenstrasse
1040 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edgar Weippl (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 556 956
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beigl Michael (Prof.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 451 338
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Hoeren (Prof.)
SQS SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 760
Address
Stollwerckstrasse
51149 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Euteneuer (Mr.)
IPHARRO MEDIA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 728
Address
Wilhelminenstr
64283 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Chytra (Mr.)
INTEL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IRELAND LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 695 656
Address
Collinstown Industrial Estate
. Leixlip Kildare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Weir (Ms.)
LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 49 700
Address
Rua Larga 4 Universidade De Coimbra
3004 516 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jorge Humberto Lúcio Oliveira Gomes (Mr.)
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 390 779
Address
Av Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José António Paiva e Costa (Dr.)
CAIXA MAGICA SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 961 102
Address
Rua Soeiro Pereira Gomes Lote 1 4 B Edificio Espanha
1600 196 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paulo Trezentos (Mr.)
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 814 173
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilda Ribeiro (Ms.)
DIGITAL PRESERVATION COALITION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE*DPC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 071
Address
Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington
YO10 5DG York
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
William Kilbride (Dr.)