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Application bus for Interoperability in enlarged Europe SMEs

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.

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Coordinator

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Address

Via Frigia 27
Milano

Italy

Administrative Contact

Participants (11)

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CASSOVIA BIC, SPOLOCNOST S RUCENIM OBMEDZENYM, KOSICE

Slovakia

FILBAC SA

Romania

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

INNOVA BILISIM COZUMLERI ANONIM SIRKETI - ANKARA SUBESI

Turkey

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

KAUNO REGIONO SMULKIU IR VIDUTINIU VERSLININKU ASOCIACIJA

Lithuania

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

MAGYAR TARTALOMIPARI SZOEVETSEG

Hungary

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATO INTEZET

Hungary

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027306

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 133 494

  • EU contribution

    € 2 169 958

Coordinated by:

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Italy