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Data, Information, and Process Integration with Semantic Web Services

Objective

With current web technology the computer is used as a device for rendering information for the human reader only. Providing actual support in information processing and information exchange requires machine-processable semantics of data and information. This is precisely the goal of the Semantic Web. Based on Ontologies, the computer will be enabled as a device for querying and managing semi-structured information. Recent complementary efforts try to lift the web to a new level of service based on integrating it with computational aspects. Software programs can be accessed and executed via the web based on the idea of Web Services, which can significantly increase the Web architecture's potential by providing a way of automated program communication, discovery of services, etc.

The major mission of DIP is to further develop Semantic Web and Web Services and especially to enable their combination. Web Services are the proper means to access semantically enriched data and semantic enrichment of Web Services is essential for their scalability and maturity. This new area is called Semantic Web Services. Semantic Web Service technology will allow structural and semantic definitions of documents providing completely new possibilities in knowledge management, Enterprise Application Integration, and eCommerce.

Semantic Web Services will provide a new infrastructure for eWork and eCommerce, just as the telephone did a century ago, based on its ability to provide semantic processing of data, information, and processes. DIP will develop this technology and will focus on applications in eWork and eCommerce including sub topics such as Knowledge Management, Enterprise Application Integration and eGoverment. DIP'S mission is to make Semantic Web Services a reality, providing an infrastructure (i.e. an architecture and tools) that will revolutionize data and process integration in eWork, and eCommerce as the web did it for human access.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Address
University Road
Galway
Ireland

Participants (15)

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce, Station 1
1015 Lausanne
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
County Hall, Duke Street
CM1 1JZ Chelmsford, Essex
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
FUNDACION DE LA INNOVACION BANKINTER
Spain
Address
Paseo Castellana, 29
28046 Madrid
HANIVAL INTERNET SERVICES GMBH
Austria
Address
Kirchengasse 13/1A
1070 Wien
ILOG
France
Address
9, Rue De Verdun
94250 Gentilly
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.
Spain
Address
Parque Sant Joan Edif Testa Cl, Calle Alcalde Barnils 64-68
08190 Sant Cugat Del Valles (Barcelona)
INUBIT AG
Germany
Address
Luetzowstrasse 106
10785 Berlin
LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Christoph-probst-platz, Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
MDR PARTNERS
United Kingdom
Address
Sanders Drive 11
CO3 3SE Colchester
SAP AG
Germany
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
SIRMA GROUP CORP.
Bulgaria
Address
Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd 135
1784 Sofia
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel