The SEEM seed project aims to contribute significantly to the development and implementation of the future EU Policies about the Single Electronic European Market (SEEM) concept. This contribution will be based on the results of four inter-related activities: 1) The SEEM Concept can be defined as an e-business space where companies can do business with no technological restraints. Based on the analysis of the SEEM needs for open frameworks, the project will contribute to the SEEm concept with the definition and development of a flexible technological framework for electronic business collaborations. The definition of this framework will especially consider the linguistic, cultural and economic aspects of SME's needs. 2) The project will analyse the actual status of the technology, the society and the public policies in relation to SEEM. As a result of this analysis, the project will populate and maintain a dynamic, self-managed knowledge base on SEEM-related research policies throughout Europe. 3) The project plans to develop technology for prototyping the SEEM in a real usage scenario involving the issues within the SEEM concept and with the objective of generating a "proof of concept" in an important business sector for Europe.
Therefore, a specific and complex industrial case is considered involving both SEEM technical issues (trust, discovery and negotiation, open standardsrequired,
authentication and non repudiation of transactions, services for mobile workers,...) and SEEM stakeholders (public authorities, industry, technology providers). 4) With the input of the results from the three tasks above, the project will launch a Discussion and Dissemination Phase with the participation of all the SEEM concept stakeholders in Europe. The results of this discussion phase will be published and submitted as key contribution to the future EC policies on the Single Electronic European Market.
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project