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Service Oriented Architectures for All

Project description

Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering

Towards a Web of billions of services

Computer science is entering a new generation, a generation that starts by abstracting from software and hardware components and sees all resources as services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). With this in mind, the aim of SOA4ALL is to create a 'web of billions of services' and hence, revolutionise the world of computing.


Billions will benefit:


In this virtual world, billions of users have access to services which count for themselves and not for the software or hardware that put them into effect. However, current SOA solutions are still being restricted and many fundamental challenges that would guarantee its success are not yet being addressed or resolved. At the time being, SOA is still considered as being companies' in-house solutions. 
SOA4ALL will help in changing this by creating a comprehensive framework and infrastructure that integrates four complementary and revolutionary technical advances into a coherent and domain-independent service delivery platform:

  • * Web principles and technology as the underlying infrastructure for the integration of services on a global scale.
  • * Web 2.0 as a means of structuring human-machine co-operation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • * Semantic web technology as a means of abstracting from syntax to semantics, as is required for meaningful service  discovery.
  • * Context management as a way of processing in a machine-understandable way user needs that facilitate the customisation of existing services for the user.

Measuring the impact:


Dynamic services at web scale: SOA4ALL will transform the web into a world where billions of services are exposed and consumed. Scalability is also supported through semantics meaning that growing amounts of work and data are being handled in a graceful manner.
Service usability: Web 2.0 technologies are much easier to use than standard web service platforms. SOA4ALL will contribute in lowering the existing entry barriers to the service world in a way that everybody has access to them not only IT experts.
Open standard service platform: In the same way, SOA4ALL will make sure that the service platform will be truly open and non-proprietary. This means that the services are brought out from behind the enterprise walls into the mainstream where significant key players such as SMEs, large corporations and end-users (citizens) can truly benefit.
Service adaptation to local contexts: SOA4ALL will provide mechanisms that support the adaptation of services to the local context. Henceforward, the services used by customers will be aware of local setting, such as the user's geographic location, personal preferences etc.


SOA4ALL is endorsed by the NESSI constituency as a Strategic Project and will contribute significantly to the NESSI Open Framework, which is one of the main challenges of the European Platform on Software and Services.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/semantic web
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 165 593
Administrative Contact
Elies Prunes (Mr.)

Participants (23)

SEEKDA GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 206 051
Address
Grabenweg
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Wahler (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 318 256
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alice Carpentier (Mrs.)
SEEKDA OG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Museumstraße
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Wahler (Mr.)
HANIVAL INTERNET SERVICES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 369 386
Address
Kirchengasse 13/1A
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Haacker (Mr.)
ONTOTEXT AD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 230 166
Address
Tsarigradsko Shose 135
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Karagova (Ms.)
SIRMA SOLUTIONS JSC

Participation ended

Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 26 320
Address
Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd 135
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Karagova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Sommer (Dr.)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 889 598
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Gottfried (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 540 119
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel SOMMER (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales (Ms.)
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 523 123
Address
Avenida Torre Blanca
08172 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JESUS CONTRERAS CINO (DR)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 497 018
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric DI TOFANO ORLANDO (Mr)
EBM WEBSOURCING SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 373 625
Address
Rue Amelie
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Escudié (Mr)
IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Shelbourne Road Ballsbridge
4 Dublin 4
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sairamesh Jakka (Dr.)
CEFRIEL SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 449 294
Address
Viale Sarca 226
20126 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Ripa (Ing.)
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 331 451
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugenio Forcinito (Mr.)
TIE NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 727 970
Address
De Corridor 5
3621 ZA Breukelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Campbell (Mr)
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 340 491
Address
Newgate Street 81
EC1A 7AJ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
KAREN BILLINGHURST (MRS)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 516 454
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Chantrey (Miss)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 949 500
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
JANE WHILD (MRS)
SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Amerlingstrasse 19/35
1060 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Valrose 28 Grand Chateau
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations