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Application bus for Interoperability in enlarged Europe SMEs

Objective

The basic goal of the present ABILITIES (Application Bus for InteroperabiLITy In enlarged Europe SMEs) proposal is to study, design and develop a federated architecture implemented by a set of intelligent and adaptive UBL active messages (an Application Bus for EAI) and basic interoperability services, aiming at supporting SMEs EAI in e-commerce contexts, specifically in less developed Countries and less RTD intensive industrial sectors.

In particular, ABILITIES will address three research streams:
- Orientation towards Enlarged Europe SMEs: starting from OASIS's UBL specifications define a generic XML interchange format for business documents for order-to-invoice;
- Federated Architecture and Intelligent Business Documents: provide support for the architecture that ISO 14258 (International Standard prepared by Technical Committee 184) identifies as federated (on-the-fly reconciliation and mapping negotiation, as no reference meta-model can be developed). Also in the presence of a reference meta-model for order-to-invoice business documents (UBL), ABILITIES will experiment an innovative blended architecture which could join message-based Service Oriented Architectures and Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems;
- Service Orchestration and Business Process support: Study and provide reconciliation between research and standards in business documents and research and standards in business process management.

In addition, ABILITIES will test and validate such technologies in real-life SMEs-driven business scenarios located in New Member States and implement:
- Collaborative business work scenarios for Retail SMEs in Lithuania;
- Business process development and interconnection for High-Tech SMEs in Slovakia;
- Mobile and ubiquitous work support in Agro-food SMEs networks in Turkey;
- e-business Document exchange for the Textile-Clothing SMEs supply chain in Romania;
- Semantic content reconciliation for Tourism SMEs in Hungary.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
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Coordinator

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Address
Via Frigia 27
Milano
Italy

Participants (11)

CASSOVIA BIC, SPOLOCNOST S RUCENIM OBMEDZENYM, KOSICE
Slovakia
Address
Florianska 19
040 01 Kosice
FILBAC SA
Romania
Address
Tiblesului 114
435600 Targu Lapus
FRAUNHOFER IAF
Germany
Address
Tullastr. 72
79108 München
INNOVA BILISIM COZUMLERI ANONIM SIRKETI - ANKARA SUBESI
Turkey
Address
O.d.t.u. Ikizler Ar-ge Binasi A-1 Blok Zemin Kat O.d.t.u.
06531 Ankara
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
Address
Senckenberganlage 31
60054 Frankfurt Am Main
KAUNO REGIONO SMULKIU IR VIDUTINIU VERSLININKU ASOCIACIJA
Lithuania
Address
Muitines G. 13A
44280 Kaunas
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
K Donelaicio G 73
44029 Kaunas
MAGYAR TARTALOMIPARI SZOEVETSEG
Hungary
Address
Kuny Domokos Utca 13.
1012 Budapest
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATO INTEZET
Hungary
Address
Kende U. 13-17
Budapest
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Inonu Bulvari, Campus --
Ankara
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
Address
Letna 9
04200 Kosice