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Advanced technologies for interoperability of heterogeneous enterprise networks and their applications

Objective

Increasing collaboration among enterprises during the entire product lire cycle is a global trend; Organizations are transforming themselves into "networked organizations". To achieve this, enterprise systems and applications need to be interoperable in order to achieve seamless business interaction across organizational boundaries. Currently, enterprises face many difficulties related to lack of interoperability. Interoperability, defined as "the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged", needs to be addressed in respect of all layers of an enterprise (including ICT Systems, Knowledge, Business and Semantics). It needs to be tackled using a holistic perspective, a multi-disciplinary approach, and by bringing together the best research teams, industry expertise and ICT suppliers.

ATHENA aims to be the most comprehensive and systematic European research initiative in IT to remove barriers to interoperability, to transfer and apply the research results in industrial sectors, and to foster a new- networked business culture. Building on its vision statement "By 2010, enterprises will be able to seamlessly interoperate with others", ATHENA aims to enable interoperability by providing a comprehensive Interoperability Framework. In ATHENA, Research and Development will be executed in synergy and collaboration with Community Building: research will be guided by business requirements defined by a broad range of industrial sectors and integrated into Piloting and Training. ATHENA will be a source of technical inventions for interoperability. It will also lead to prototypes, technical specifications, guidelines and best practices that form a common European repository of knowledge.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

SAP AG
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Germany

Participants (24)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN LA INDUSTRIA DEL MUEBLE Y AFINES
Spain
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 13
46980 Paterna - Valencia
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ACTION GROUP
United States
Address
26200 Lahser Suite 200
48034 Southfield Mi
AVAG HOLDING AG
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-strasse 7
86167 Augsburg
CAS SOFTWARE AG
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-schickard-strasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano (To)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE (EADS FRANCE)
France
Address
Boulevard De Montmorency 37
75016 Paris
FACULTY OF ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
Address
Jove Ilica 154
11000 Beograd
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
FUNDACION EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 204
48170 Zamudio
GRUPPO FORMULA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Corso Francia 223
10090 Cascine Vica, Rivoli
IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
North Harbour
Portsmouth, Hampshire
INSTITUT EUROPEEN D'ADMINISTRATION DES AFFAIRES
France
Address
Boulevard De Constance 903 F
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
Address
New Road Peania - Markopoulo 19,7 Km
19002 Peania
ITREC - GESTION
France
Address
59 Rue De Billancourt
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelbacherplatz 2
80333 Munchen
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
SMC INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIEN AG
Germany
Address
Meraner Strasse 43
86165 Augsburg
TROUX TECHNOLOGIES AS
Norway
Address
Vollsveien 9
1366 Lysaker
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
UNINOVA - INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Fct/unl, Monte De Caparica
2829-516 Caparica
UNIVERSITAT ST GALLEN
Switzerland
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
Cours De La Liberation 351
33405 Talence